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The Department of Veterans Affairs provides service dogs for disabled veterans but not for those suffering from PTSD.

PTSD, while invisible, can be disabling for veterans in different ways. In fact, approximately 20 percent of veterans who served in Iraq or Afghanistan exhibit symptoms of PTSD in any given year. Sadly PTSD is difficult to cure, and many veterans do not seek treatment.

Service dogs have been found to provide many benefits to people with PTSD and other combat-related illnesses. The therapy can reduce PTSD symptoms, which include depression and anxiety and leads to better sleep quality and less need for medication.

The VA provides service dogs for physically disabled veterans but not for those suffering from PTSD. It's time the VA broadens their definition and provides vets with PTSD access to this potentially life-saving therapy.

We need Congress to pass this bipartisan legislation now!

Signed,

A Better America

This petition closed almost 4 years ago

How this will help

Research shows that access to service dogs can help veterans suffering from PTSD. Right now, only disabled veterans can use therapy dogs as a form of therapy. However there is a new bipartisan...

Research shows that access to service dogs can help veterans suffering from PTSD. Right now, only disabled veterans can use therapy dogs as a form of therapy. However there is a new bipartisan effort in Congress to open that up to sufferers of PTSD as well. We are calling on Congress to pass this important bill to provide potentially life-saving  therapy for our nation's heroes. 

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