'Healing PTSD' stamp introduced by USPS

SEE: USPS introduces ‘Healing PTSD’ stamp

CHARLOTTE — The U.S. Postal Service issued a commemorative stamp to help raise funds for those diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder.

The image on the stamp is a green plant sprouting from the ground surrounded by fallen leaves. Greg Breeding designed the stamp with original art by Mark Laita. It’s intended to symbolize the healing process for those diagnosed with PTSD.

A dedication event was held in Charlotte, North Carolina, on Monday to launch the stamp.

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“The Postal Service is honored to issue this semipostal stamp as a powerful symbol of the healing process, growth and hope for tens of millions of Americans who experience PTSD. Today, with the issuance of this stamp, the nation renews its commitment to raise funds to help treat soldiers, veterans, first responders, health care providers and other individuals dealing with this condition,” David C. Williams, USPS, Board of Governors, vice chairman said at the dedication ceremony.

This is the second stamp the USPS has released under the Semipostal Authorization Act, which authorizes it to issue and sell stamps to advance causes “in the national public interest and appropriate.” The first stamp was the Alzheimer’s semipostal stamp, issued Nov. 30, 2017.

The Healing PTSD semipostal stamp can be purchased for 65 cents.