29 Jun '12, 1pm

Group to DoD: Revisit Purple Heart for PTSD

http://www.armytimes.com/news/2012/06/military-group-urges-purple-heart-for-ptsd-062912w/ Group to DoD: Revisit Purple Heart for PTSD By Patricia Kime - Staff writer Posted : Friday Jun 29, 2012 8:26:13 EDT The National Alliance on Mental Illness, a mental health advocacy group, is calling on the Defense Department to award Purple Hearts for post-traumatic stress disorder. In a report published Thursday, the group urged DoD to recognize those who suffer PTSD or other mental health injuries resulting from combat exposure by awarding the Purple Heart “with the same level of appreciation and recognition as those awarded to warriors with visible wounds.” Arguing that PTSD and other mental health issues such as depression can be war-related injuries, the group said the department has an obligation to honor personnel. “NAMI is drawing a line in the sand with the Department of De...

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