We train men & women how to go to war but who is training them when they come home to start a new battle? Millions of veterans have answered the call to serve their country, they spent countless hours training for deployments on foreign soil, peace keeping protocols and have learned how to detach from their families to focus on their mission of one day coming home.
The day finally comes when they can be reunited with their families and move forward with their life, but how do they decompress, cope and move forward after war? Right now, a veteran who served multiple deployments is driving down the road looking for debris or pothole assessing the area for the enemy who may have planted an improvised explosive device. Right now, a 20 year old veteran is holding his daughter for the first time when he has a flashback of war time and goes into shock (post traumatic stress). Right now, a veteran is sitting alone in his/her home isolating from friends and family because they do NOT understand his jokes or coping mechanisms. Right now, a veteran is over medicated and not in control of his/her life and has pushed everyone away. Right now, a veteran thinks the only easy way to stop the pain is to take his their own life.
Right now, the Military Veteran Project can assist ALL (PRE 9/11 & POST 9/11) veterans for overall prevention of military suicide.