The Wounded Warrior Project (WWP) has released the findings of their 2013 Annual Alumni Survey based on responses from nearly 14,000 Iraq and Afghanistan servicemembers. The survey, conducted annually, provides insight into this current generation of veterans, and allows WWP to track over time the needs and challenges wounded veterans are facing. Survey trends indicate that mental health concerns are higher than anticipated for this generation of wounded veterans and both visible and invisible injuries are having a compounding effect on health issues. Respondents provide data on the resources they have used, and the perceived effectiveness of these resources. Demographic data collected from respondents indicates the highest proportion of alumni (48.1%) live in southern states, with North Carolina ranking fourth nationally in the number of Wounded Warrior alumni.
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