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Study Shows NAMI Homefront Helps Veteran Family Members

By Lisa Dixon, M.D.
Aug. 02, 2019
NAMI
https://www.nami.org/Blogs/NAMI-Blog/August-2019/Study-Shows-NAMI-Homefront-Helps-Veteran-Family-Me


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.

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