Federal Advisory Committee on PTSD and TBI Needed

Federal Advisory Committee on PTSD and TBI Needed

Are you looking for a way to show your support and gratitude for our nation’s veterans?  Here is a quick, easy, and important way that you can say thank you.

On May 7, 2012, Tom Mahany, Vietnam Veteran and president of Honor for All, will be meeting with members of the President Obama’s staff to personally advocate for the formation of a Federal Advisory Committee on PTSD, TBI, and other mental health issues facing our returning veterans, to furnish advice, ideas, and diverse opinions to the Federal Government on the present crisis surrounding the issues stemming from the stigma of Invisible Wounds.

Mr. Mahany will be carrying with him to the White House, personal letters of endorsement from many prominent individuals and non-profit organizations.  He would also like to take with him on that day, a list of signatures to an open petition calling for the formation of this Federal Advisory Committee.

Join Mr. Mahany and other Americans in signing this petition.  As a nation, we have a crisis on our hands. Thousands of combat veterans are returning home to our communities. The best efforts of our established governmental agencies to deal with this situation have proven to be inadequate.  The private sector must be allowed to contribute to the solution.  This is a crisis that needs and deserves the undivided attention of the Commander in Chief, with the aid of the best minds in the country. This is a health issue, a labor issue, a housing issue, and a morality versus mortality issue. The longer we wait to resolve this crisis, the more it is going to cost in both money and lives.

Please take a couple of minutes to sign this petition.  It is the least we can do to say thank you to all those who have served on our behalf.  You can access the petition here:  http://www.thepetitionsite.com/159/714/669/federal-advisory-committee-on-ptsd-tbi-and-other-mental-health-issues-facing-our-returning-veterans/

Please take the additional step and share this petition with anyone you know who is an American citizen living in this free nation and benefitting from the sacrifices made by our US military personnel. Share this on Facebook, Twitter, and any other social networks in which you participate.

Click here to read Mr. Mahaney’s letter to President Obama and read the list of Americans who are endorsing this act of support.

Click here to find out more about Honor for All and the National PTSD Awareness Day event happening on June 27, 2012.


  1. COL (R) William G. Clark Jr. says:

    The government, ie VA does not have the resources to properly address these issues. Provide the funding to the private sector so the VA can outsource the resources to support all these great Warriors. We owe them this!

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