June 23, 2021
Many Sufferers Hesitant to Pursue Treatment
Post-traumatic stress disorder or PTSD is a serious mental health problem that needs proper treatment and therapy so that the person afflicted with it can fully recover. It isn’t something that passes away on its own.
Soldiers who have been exposed to traumatic events in the conflict zones where they’ve been sent are the foremost victims of PTSD. War is full of traumatic experiences such as witnessing gory killings, the deaths of fellow soldiers, and other heart-wrenching events.
Flashbacks, behavioral changes, nightmares, and mood swings are just some of the symptoms of PTSD. Without assistance or therapy, individuals showing these symptoms face even more complex mental issues. Though PTSD has already been identified as a serious mental health problem for members of our military who have seen action on the battlefield, many of them are hesitant in pursuing treatment. This is mostly because of the negative stigma attached to those who have been diagnosed with PTSD.
While some PTSD victims recover without professional help, many others need medical assistance to prevent their condition from worsening over time.
The 3 Common Barriers to PTSD Treatment and Recovery
Ideally, individuals who think they might be suffering from PTSD should seek out a mental health professional immediately. The road to recovery isn’t easy, and treating a mental health problem doesn’t have a definite timeline since every individual is different. However, the earlier a patient seeks treatment, the better their chances of recovery.
Still, barriers, such as the three common ones listed below, prevent PTSD sufferers from getting the support and treatment they need.
- Money matters
Many PTSD sufferers say they’re worried about the costs of pursuing treatment of any kind since therapy sessions and treatment plans for PTSD aren’t cheap. Many experts cite the high cost of PTSD treatment as one of the major barriers to solving the problem.
- Access to health care facilities
For some people struggling with PTSD, access to health care and logistics is one of the hurdles they face in seeking help. Some don’t live near the facilities that are offering treatment or therapy while others complain about the long wait times when they try to seek assistance from the VA.
- Fear of job loss
Some active service members suffering from PTSD don’t want to get treatment because they fear they’ll get discharged because of their mental health problems. For veterans with the same mental health issue and who are now employed in the private sector, they fear that seeking treatment will risk losing their jobs because of the negative stigma associated with PTSD.
Help Our Veterans Get the Support They Deserve
PTSD and other mental health disorders are just some of the woes faced by many of our veterans. They also suffer from homelessness, chronic unemployment, service-connected disabilities, and illnesses.
You can provide them relief and hope for a better future by simply donating your old or unwanted vehicle to us at Veteran Car Donations.
We’ll put your vehicle up for auction, with the proceeds going to our veteran-focused nonprofit partners. These IRS-certified 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations use the funding that we provide them to deliver quality health care, financial aid, housing assistance, employment opportunities, family support, educational scholarships, psychotherapy services, and many other benefits to deserving veterans and their families.
You will also reap rewards from your charitable contribution. You’ll get to benefit from the free professional pickup and towing services we’ll provide you. You’ll also enjoy our quick and convenient donation process where you don’t have to do any paperwork.
On top of that, you’ll have the privilege of receiving the maximum tax deduction in the next tax season.
Above all, you’ll have the ultimate pleasure and satisfaction of doing something extraordinary that can help uplift the lives of our nation’s heroes.
Show Our Heroes They’re Not Forgotten
Show the veterans in your local area who are suffering from PTSD and other afflictions that they are not forgotten. Your vehicle donation will surely help improve their living conditions. Call Veteran Car Donations at 877-594-5822 or fill out our online donation form now!