A stigma exists around hiring Veterans with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), even though Veterans have been proven to be an asset to employers upon their transition to the civilian workforce. Employers are sometimes concerned that a potential new hire might not fit in because of PTSD symptoms causing issues in work performance, attendance and creating a possible environment of conflict with co-workers.
Approximately 250,000 people leave the military each year and studies show that between 14-20 percent of transitioning Veterans have symptoms of PTSD.
David Muir, Jr., author of this article, connected with leading psychologist in the Veteran mental health space, Dr. Tracy Neal-Walden, Chief Clinical Officer for the Cohen Veterans Network, to specifically address questions employers may have about Veterans and issues with PTSD.
Read the full interview: https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/hiring-veterans-addressing-myths-ptsd-stress-david-muir-jr-/