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President Obama’s Message About PTSD Should Be Required Viewing

President Barack Obama wants any military member or veteran experiencing mental health issues like post-traumatic stress disorder to know that seeking help is a sign of strength, not weakness. Obama discussed the stigma surrounding PTSD at last night’s CNN Town Hall, in response to Amanda Souza, whose husband died by suicide while serving in the military. She attributed the death to untreated PTSD and said that many military members fear their careers will be hindered if they seek treatment.
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