Florida Congressman Files Bill To Bring Awareness To PTSI In Veterans

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A bipartisan bill has been filed in Congress to bring attention to the thousands of veterans who suffer from Post Traumatic Stress.

South Florida Republican Brian Mast and California Democrat Scott Peters introduced the legislation in the House on Monday to name June "Post-Traumatic Stress Injury Awareness Month" and June 27th "National PTSI Awareness Day."

Mast, a wounded war veteran, says it's an effort to reduce the stigma surrounding mental health that frequently prevents veterans and members of the military from seeking treatment.

The bill also would have the Secretaries of Defense and Veterans Affairs educating members of the armed forces, veterans and their families about the causes, symptoms and treatment of the illness.

Click Here to read the bill.

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