Study: Two Thirds Of Troops Who Believe They Have PTSD Don’t Seek Military Treatment

A study by a nonprofit group found that only one third of military service members who show signs of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) seek treatment though the military. The nonprofit, Blue Star Families, surveyed military spouses who gave varying reasons their counterparts, despite signs, didn’t get help, some of them because they fear dismissal or being viewed as inadequate for service. “We have a lot more work to do regarding the stigma of seeking help, and that’s something that has to come from every level of leadership,” said Blue Star director of research and policy Vivian Greentree, a military spouse and Navy veteran.