Veterans Affairs Medical Center to hire 40 new clinicians

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. - The VA Medical Center in West Palm Beach is hiring 40 new clinicians to help with PTSD treatment.

Doctors say the hospital is seeing a trend among people suffering from posttraumatic stress disorder. They say too much time is passing between determining a person has PTSD, and getting it treated.

The hospital treats patients from all over the state, from as far south as Broward County and as far north as Brevard County. Officials say patients even come to the West Palm Beach hospital from the west coast of Florida.

The first group of clinicians should be working by August 1.

If you or someone you know has post traumatic stress disorder, you can first seek help online. The Department of Veterans Affairs has a website specifically about PTSD. You can find it at www.ptsd.va.gov . To get even quicker assistance, call 1-800-273-8255, and press option "1." You can also text "838255" for additional help.

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