Reasons

EYE OPENING STATISTICS ABOUT US VETERANS

Iraq/Afghanistan Facts

Suicide

An average of 1 service member commits suicide every day in 2015
An average of 22 Veterans commit suicide every day
20% of suicides in America are Veterans while they are only 1% of the population

PTSD

20% of returning service members have PTSD, over 500,000
4000 new cases each month
476,515 treated last year

TBI

10% of returning service members have Traumatic Brain Injuries
40,000 diagnosed so far

Casualties (as of 1/18/2013)

50,520 service members have been injured
6664 have been killed
1 is still POW/MIA

Severe Injuries

624,000 have filed VA disability claims
1900 genital wounds
1715 amputations (as of 12/3/2012)
5 service members are quadruple amputees

Other Facts

Missing in America

Countless Veterans have never received a proper burial

Unemployment

US unemployment rate is 7.9% while Veteran unemployment is 12%

Homelessness

62,000 Veterans are homeless with an additional 1.4 million at risk