The U.S. Postal Service's newest fundraising stamp will raise funds to help those diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder.
The stamp's design, an illustration of a green plant sprouting from fallen leaves, is meant to symbolize the PTSD healing process. Art director Greg Breeding designed the stamp with original art by Mark Laita.
The USPS's fundraising stamps are called semipostal stamps. This is the second semipostal stamp released by the USPS — the Alzheimer's semipostal stamp was issued in Nov. 30, 2017.
The Healing PTSD semipostal stamp will be sold for 65 cents. A portion of the revenue from the stamp sales will be distributed to the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.
“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,” said David C. Williams, vice chairman, Board of Governors, U.S. Postal Service, who served as the dedicating official. “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.”