The National Center for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) has a new headquarters in White River Junction, Vermont. Giving the center a new building shows just how much understanding and treating PTSD has become a highly important issue. The headquarters building is the center of a research and education system focusing on PTSD and spanning the entire Department of Veterans Affairs (VA).
US Senators Patrick Leahy (D-Vt), who is a senior member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, and Bernie Sanders (I-Vt), a member of the Senate Committee on Veterans Affairs, both applaud the quality of the work the National Center for PTSD provides. Leahy has regularly voted for money to be given to the Center to help them in their research.
About 1 of 5 returning soldiers from Iraq and Afghanistan suffer from PTSD and/or major depression. It is imperative that the U.S. do as much as possible to help treat veterans returning from war suffering from mental health problems incurred because of their duty to this country.
Senator Sanders had a direct hand in raising the necessary funds for the Center’s new building. Senator Leahy has worked to have millions of dollars directed towards the Center. He is working this year to continue to focus the VA’s attention on giving the Center what they need to continue producing their excellent research and therefore help veterans suffering from PTSD.
The Center has a simple mission: to provide research and thereby education about PTSD. The VA established the Center to serve this sole purpose and consists of 7 different research facilities across the nation. With the new headquarters, it is hoped the Center will become even more effective than it is currently.
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