New Data About Veterans

A 2016 Edelman study in partnership with the Bush Institute found that 84% of employers and 75% of civilians see veterans as heroes, but only 26% of employers and 22% of civilians think of veterans as “strategic assets” in their communities.

A 2014 survey found that 83% of Americans believe veterans are more likely to suffer from mental illness (FACT: 95% of those who struggle with PTSD are non veterans); 75% of Americans thought veterans were more likely to commit suicide (FACT: Among 18 – 40 year olds veterans commit suicide at a rate average to their non-veteran peers); and 60% of Americans thought veterans were more likely to be unemployed (FACT: In 2016, veteran unemployment is 1% lower than the national average).

Though these numbers are encouraging there are still many members of this community, of our community, that need help.