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223.4 million people experience a traumatic event at least once in their lives. 20% of these individuals will develop PTSD. 

Approximately 8% of Americans --roughly 24.4 million--have PTSD at any given time.

An estimated 1 in 9 women develop PTSD, making them twice as likely as men to suffer with the symptoms.

According to the National Institutes of Health, Department of Veteran Affairs, and Sidran Institute, the societal and economic burden of PTSD is extremely heavy. Important facts, numbers, and statistics include:

  • PTSD is recognized as a psychobiological mental disorder that can affect survivors not only of combat experience, but also terrorist attacks, natural disasters, serious accidents, assault or abuse, or even sudden and major emotional losses.

  • PTSD is associated with changes in brain function and structure and these changes provide clues to the origins, treatment, and prevention of PTSD. Some cases may be delayed, with only subtle symptoms showing up initially and more severe symptoms emerging months after the traumatic event.


No one individual or group can fully serve the individual needs of the thousands of trauma survivors in our country. Rather than try to be all things to all people, Thrive partners with other providers to create a collective of services that survivors can choose from to serve their individual needs for trauma management, life management, and community support. ​