Some 8,000 Israelis developed PTSD from the latest wave of terrorism.
67% of Israelis fear being hurt in wave of terror.
Almost a fifth of those suffering from security situation related PTSD are Jerusalemites.
For every person who is killed or physically wounded, another 27 suffer psychological trauma and anxiety that require treatment.
The Jerusalem Post has documented the growing and urgent need for trauma care in Israel.
A 2015 Israel Trauma Coaltion study finds that of 8,000 people to have developed post-traumatic stress disorder due to the latest wave of terrorist attacks, 1,500 live in the capital.
According to PTSD experts, 87 percent of them will recover quickly if given immediate treatment.
With the sense that the locations of current terror attacks are random, many in Jerusalem have begun carrying pepper spray and other objects to protect themselves. Every terror attack adds a level of traumatic stress to a much larger population.
In addition to trauma from being present at or nearby an attack, many adults and children are being traumatized by watching the events on television.
Israel Trauma Care is a leader in introducing innovative, effective and cost-effective PTSD and trauma training into Israel and other organizations working with trauma such as the Hadassah Medical Organization, Mahut, CSPC, Natal, SELA, Amcha and ERAN.