About 7-8% of the population will have PTSD at some point in their lives and that number only gets higher for veterans.
Research shows that hugging (and also laughter) is extremely effective at healing sickness, disease, loneliness, depression, anxiety and stress. This is why Human Hug Project started their program and are encouraging people to heal with hugs. Check out this video of recent Human Hug Project's Hug Flashmob!
See more on how hugs can heal PTSD here:
Human Hug Project Aims To Heal The Horrors Of PTSD One Embrace At A Time
The Human Hug Project wants to visit every VA Hospital in the country.