UNC, Duke, and VAMC researchers recently released findings that publicizing the substantial rate of Iraq and Afghanistan veterans seeking help for post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and depression could motivate other veterans to seek care. This research also suggests that the stigma associated with mental health care may need to be addressed on the initial visit with a provider to increase the chances that a veteran will return for additional care, as veterans who receive mental health care are more likely to be concerned about stigma than are veterans not receiving care.

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