Medical Service Dogs May be the Answer
Imagine waking up totally disoriented and distressed from a nightmare. It’s all too common for many U.S. veterans who suffer from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). The frequency and intensity of the combat flashbacks cause many veterans to contemplate and eventually commit suicide.
Recent data released by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs show 20 military veterans commit suicide each day, a figure that has remained largely unchanged since 2005. HonorBound, in partnership with Guardian Angels Medical Service Dogs, is trying to reduce the number of veteran suicides.