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USPS announces upcoming release of the Healing PTSD stamp

The USPS announced that it will release a semipostal stamp on Dec. 2 for the research of post-traumatic stress disoder.

Posted: Nov 10, 2019 11:40 AM
Updated: Nov 10, 2019 11:48 AM

WASHINGTON D.C. - The USPS announced that it will release a semipostal stamp on Dec. 2 for the helping those diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disoder.

With a semipostal stamp, the price of the stamp is increased so a portion of the profits can be donated to charitable causes. 

The Healing PTSD semipostal stamp features a photographic 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.

The condition develops in some children and adults who have survived a traumatic event. Experiences such as a natural disaster, car accident, physical or sexual assault, abuse, and combat, among others, can trigger PTSD.

When the Healing PTSD semipostal stamp becomes available, it will be sold for 65 cents.

The donation will be made to the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.

This is the second semipostal stamp that the USPS designed. 

Each semipostal stamp will be available for two years. 

The first semipostal stamp was for Alzheimer's research and was released in 2017. 

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