Our veterans are in danger — even after returning home. “Every day, 22 veterans take their own lives. That’s a suicide every 65 minutes,” CNN reports. The troubling numbers raise important questions about is being done — and what more we can do.
The unfortunate truth is that traditional programs, such as group and/or talk therapy, may not work for everyone. Post traumatic stress disorder help, for example, does not have to be so strictly regimented. Here are some non-traditional ways vets are getting help:
From Tetris to Virtual Reality
Surprising research shows that veterans suffering from military trauma, such as pos Continue reading
Twenty-two U.S. veterans commit suicide every day, CNN reports. These alarmingly high rates make it clear. Something needs to be done. Current vet suicide prevention programs, including programs offering post traumatic stress disorder help, need attention. Methods that work are not getting proper funding from the Veterans Administration (VA).
Many vets, for example, credit service dogs with significantly decreasing symptoms of military trauma — including post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Even so, government programs, including the VA, do not offer monetary help to own and care for these animals.
Service Dogs Save Lives
“I have been in Soldier’s Best Friend for six months. Before I started the program I had severe depression and rarely left my house. Since I got Continue reading