San Antonio Seeks To Be National Destination For PTSD Treatment
Post-traumatic stress disorder affects an estimated 7.7 million American adults in a given year, yet this illness is largely underserved by the medical community. Many people afflicted with PTSD do not or cannot seek treatment.
State Representative Roland Gutierrez has filed legislation proposing the creation of a National Center for Warrior Resiliency to treat veterans and civilians from across the country.
The vision is to increase overall funding for research, clinician training and clinical services for both veterans and civilians, making "Military City U.S.A." the national destination for PTSD treatment.
- State Representative Roland Gutierrez - District 119, chair of the Texas House Defense and Veterans' Affairs Committee
- Dr. Alan Peterson, professor of psychiatry in the School of Medicine at University of Texas Health San Antonio; director of the STRONG STAR Consortium; director of the Consortium to Alleviate PTSD
- Colonel Chetan Kharod, active duty US Air Force EMS physician, special operations flight surgeon and program director for the Department of Defense's Military EMS and Disaster Medicine Fellowship Program