The U.S. Dept of Veteran's Affairs estimates that between 14% and 16% of U.S. veterans currently suffer from PTSD. This has resulted in alarming rates of suicide, depression, homelessness, and domestic violence, among other issues. Many veterans are not receiving the psychosocial support they need due to lack of access, denial, the stigma of mental illness, and/or perceived lack of confidentiality. Further, families, clergymen, and primary care physicians are often not trained in ways to help.
We seek to close these gaps and lessen the rates of untreated PTSD by providing psychosocial training and resources developed by experts that can be accessed 24/7, free of charge, with complete anonymity. We will also conduct outreach to target individuals in need that may not be actively seeking out help.
This project will provide much-needed treatment for veterans living with PTSD, which will lessen the alarming rates of suicide, depression, domestic abuse, and homelessness among U.S. veterans.