Study Shows NAMI Homefront Helps Veteran Family Members
By Lisa Dixon, M.D.
Aug. 02, 2019
It’s no secret that the transition from war to civilian life is not easy for service members or their families. Add mental illness, and the already difficult experience can become a debilitating one. Unfortunately, this situation is very common.
A 2014 study showed that nearly one out of four active duty service members showed signs of a mental health condition. Another study in 2008 found that about 20% of returning service members from Iraq or Afghanistan report experiencing post-traumatic stress disorder (PSTD) or depression.