According to USA Today, more and more colleges and universities are offering courses on how to treat veterans returning from war. Students in social work and psychology programs are taking advantage of the training and reportedly expressing an interest in helping servicemembers, veterans and their families.
One in three servicemembers in Iraq/Afghanistan suffer from depression, PTSD or a traumatic brain injury (TBI), and nearly 2 million have served in the recent wars so far. With an increased demand for counseling of war veterans, schools are developing curriculums to provide support and treatment for vets.
The following schools offer military-related treatment courses or are planning to develop one:
- University of Washington-Tacoma
- University of Southern California
- University of South Florida (Tampa)
- University of North Carolina
If you are a disabled veteran suffering from PTSD, depression, or a TBI, contact Veterans Help Group – a disability rights law firm based in Florida and Georgia.