An Open Letter..
As you know, the Military Veteran Project is a volunteer-driven charity committed to funding the most promising research to find cures for Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and Traumatic Brain Injury to assist with suicide prevention for PRE & POST 9/11 Veterans.
In 2015, reports suggest that 22 veterans + 1 active duty service member lost their lives to suicide on American soil from Post Traumatic Stress or undiagnosed Traumatic Brain Injury. That is 22 too many.
The Military Veteran Project is on a mission to decrease military suicides with a goal to end military suicide as we know it through research. We need to get to root of the issue, the brain. With veterans returning home after war with minimal decompression or rehabilitation time, veterans and military families are left trying to cope with the traumatic combat events.
Flashbacks, hypersensitivity, nightmares, hyper-vigilance, & insomnia are only a few of the symptoms associated with Post Traumatic Stress, while veterans and active duty service members are fighting a new war within themselves on American soil, government agencies like the Department of Defense and Veterans Administration are facing cutbacks, furloughs and limited on treatment options. 2/3 of veterans suffering with symptoms are being treated with prescription drugs, while the other 1/3 refuse to seek medical assistance. Through research we know here at the Military Veteran Project, lives can be saved. Register for Research HERE
In February 2016, The Military Veteran Project teamed up with Housing and Credit Counseling, Inc. and National Foundation for Credit Counseling member agency to assist active duty, reserve, veterans and military families with free housing and credit counseling services. MORE INFO
Ask yourself, do I want to help create change and save a life? If the answer is yes, GET INVOLVED now by clicking here.
We are excited to share with you that the Military Veteran Project will host the 4th Annual Topeka Veterans Parade! Veterans, wounded warriors, active duty and military families from across the nation will join in festivities the weekend of November 4-6, 2016. MORE INFO
Melissa D. Jarboe
Founder - Military Veteran Project
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