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Vets with PTSD Are
Especially Vulnerable to
Certain Causes of Death

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MILITARY VETERANS
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with post-traumatic stress
Veterans in crisis
disorder are more likely
can talk to a
to die from suicide and
responder with
accidental injury than the
the Department of
general population.
Veterans Affairs:
A study in the
CALL
American Journal of
800-273-8255
Preventive Medicine
and press 1.
explored causes of
VISIT
death among veterans
veteranscrisisline.net
with PTSD so that help
to chat online.
can be tailored to their
TEXT
needs. The study covered
838255.
veterans who sought
Each option provides
treatment for PTSD at
free, confidential support
Veterans Affairs facilities
24 hours a day, seven
from 2008 to 2013.
days a week, to veterans,
The veterans in the
active-duty service
members, National Guard
study group died at a
and Reserve members,
rate 5 percent higher
and their family and
than the general popufriends.
lation. Those ages 18 to
Veterans can also
34 died most often from
find a PTSD therapist
on ptsd.va.gov or use
suicide and accidents,
the Department of
including poisoning. In
Veterans Affairs website
veterans ages 35 and
maketheconnection.net
older, the leading causes
for links to resources.
of death were heart disease and cancer.
Because the majority of the deaths
are from preventable causes, targeted
treatments from medical and mental
health providers could save lives.

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http://www.veteranscrisisline.net https://www.ptsd.va.gov/ http://www.maketheconnection.net

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