Real Warriors Campaign Combats Stigma Associated with ...

Posted by Medialink on Oct. 15, 2009

Defense Centers of Excellence for Psychological Health and Traumatic Brain Injury Sponsors Army Launch of Campaign, Encourages Soldiers to Reach OutAccording to the Department of Veterans Affairs, more than 1.8 million service members have deployed in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom since October 2001. Psychological stress can be a common result of deployment. However, many service members and veterans deny themselves treatment for psychological wounds out of the fear that doing so would hurt their careers, embarrass them and harm their families.The Real Warriors Campaign is a multimedia public education campaign designed to combat the barriers that often prevent service members, veterans and their families from obtaining treatment for psychological wounds, depression, PTSD and traumatic brain injury. The campaign makes reaching out easier by providing access to psychological health information and resources 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Individuals can chat ...

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