We’re Asking Congress To Create The Healing PTSD Act

This stamp is raising funds right now!

The Healing PTSD semipostal was issued December 2, 2019, in Charlotte, NC. The Stamp was dedicated thanks to a decade long effort of Garland B. Denny. Garland was a Korean War Veteran that spent the last years of his life advocating for this stamp. He passed away in 2015 and his family has worked along with hundreds of other citizens to carry along the effort up until today.

As of the end of May 2020, more than 7.1 million Healing PTSD stamps had been sold, bringing the total revenue raised to more than $717,000. No tax funds were used, these funds were raised by the people, for the people! By law, 100 percent of the net amount raised is transferred to the Department of Veterans Affairs to support those suffering from post traumatic stress disorder. Stamp artist Mark Laita of Pacific Palisades, CA, worked under the direction of art director Greg Breeding of Charlottesville, VA, to create this stamp design.

The problem is the stamp will only be sold for a limited time. Please read more because your name could help to get Congress to act!

Only Sold Until December 2021

Help Make The Stamp Permanent


June is National PTSD Awareness Month. We would like to request your immediate attention to a matter that will help our Veterans and many other Americans by creating the Healing PTSD Stamp Act; the timing couldn’t be more perfect!

Currently, our nation is enduring one of the strongest political divisions in history and we believe this effort will continue to bring Americans together in a time of need to show our resolve. No matter your political party, today we would like to ask you to stand with us to support this effort in taking care of our own. Let’s show the world that this is America and our differences will NOT hinder our efforts to fight for our Veterans and the citizens who carry the burdens of our nation on their shoulders every minute of each day!

This is about Americans joining together to do their small part to help our nation; the link below is the proof from the USPS that this can work! With your help today we can expand it with a small amount of effort or it will go away in 2021.

Charlotte Square 2008

Stamp Release – Charlotte 2019

Garland Denny

Union County Leaders

Chuck Denny Politic’n

Michael Alvarez & Vi Lyles

Submitting The Proposal 2016

Add your name or logo in support now – time is running out !

Dear Members of Congress,

June is designated as National PTSD (post-traumatic stress disorder) Awareness Month and we would like to request your immediate attention to create the Healing PTSD Act. This act would make the Healing PTSD postage stamp a permanent funding vehicle to help our nation focus on advancing treatments for mental health trauma. If Congress fails to act, this unique funding mechanism for PTSD treatments will expire December 2, 2021.

The Healing PTSD postage stamp raises funds for the National Center for PTSD, which is a division of the Veterans Administration. As of the end of May 2020, 7.1 million stamps have been sold resulting in $717,000 raised and that is only 6 months of sales by the people – for the people. By law, 100 percent of the net amount raised is transferred to the Department of Veterans Affairs to support those suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder. Here is proof:  https://about.usps.com/what/corporate-social-responsibility/activities/semipostals.htm

The Healing PTSD stamp was issued December 2, 2019, in Charlotte, NC. Stamp artist Mark Laita of Pacific Palisades, CA, worked under the direction of art director Greg Breeding of Charlottesville, VA, to create this stamp’s design. The stamp features a photo illustration of a green plant sprouting from the ground, which is covered in fallen leaves. The image is intended to symbolize the PTSD healing process, growth, and hope. The title of the stamp “Healing PTSD,” appears at the top of the stamp. Sold at a price of 65 cents per First-Class stamp, this stamp is a semipostal. The price of a semipostal stamp pays for the First-Class single-piece postage rate plus an amount to fund the National Center for PTSD.

Many kinds of trauma can lead people to experience persistent symptoms such as intrusive thoughts, nightmares, and difficulty sleeping. Depression, anxiety, and fear can also occur. Though these symptoms may initially interrupt one’s daily life, for most people they typically dissipate over time. However, if these problems continue for more than a month, PTSD may have developed. Symptoms associated with the disorder often can be broken down into four categories: avoidance, hyperarousal, increased negative beliefs and feelings, and reliving. The disorder cuts across demographic lines, though women are at a greater risk than men. Women are more than twice as likely as men to suffer PTSD at some point in their lives.
Today, we have the chance to take some very short steps that could provide an immediate impact in helping Veterans, Firefighters, Police, Medics and many other citizens manage PTSD into the future. We were behind the curve in treating PTSD before the coronavirus and now it is more obvious than ever — tens of thousands of Americans could end up needing mental health care to help deal with issues presented from this pandemic. Veterans, Nurses, Doctors, Hospital Workers, Government Workers and all the Essential workers out there need our help as well as family members that care for them.
We hope we can count on you to make the Healing PTSD stamp permanent. Visit our website to see all the support this project has obtained from across the nation; there is over 650 pages of content that includes 128+ Members of Congress Support, Proclamations from Cities across America, Governor’s Letters of Support and many citizens that made comments about helping to heal our nation. Please visit www.HelpHealPTSD.com - now is the time to work on improving the future of America’s mental health!

I/We Support The Healing PTSD Stamp Act