and

of

July

Fireworks

PTSD

U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs estimates that PTSD afflicts:

30%

20%

Fireworks are the hallmark of Fourth of July activities but can be difficult trigger for veterans dealing with PTSD. 

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Vietnam Veterans

Iraqi Veterans

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Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is anxiety disorder that stems from having experienced or witnessed a traumatic event.  *Symptoms can include :

  • Severe Anxiety

  • Physical Pain

  • Flashbacks to traumatic event

  • Aversion to certain triggering stimuli, such as loud noises

 PTSD

11%

Afghanistan Veterans

10%

Gulf War Veterans

The American Pyrotechnics Association estimates that on the 4th of July Americans set off more than:

14,000

Fireworks

Displays

* According to the Anxiety and Depression Association of America.

The North Carolina AMVETS Service Foundation is a 501(C)(3) Charitable Organization. This website is the official online fundraising resource of the North Carolina AMVETS Service Foundation and is maintained and operated by Veterans Support Services.

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