- Suicide among Veterans
With the vast number of mentally and physically scarred veterans it’s clear that it simply does not end with just bringing them home. These heroes need to be healed and inspired to thrive rather than tossed aside and ignored. The impact of the lack of care and treatment for veterans is staggering. Twenty-two veterans are committing suicide every day. To all of us at the American Patriot Fund this is unacceptable. Treatment for those struggling with injuries, visible and not, is available.
- Traumatic Brain Injury
The conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan have resulted in a significant increase in the number of Veterans who have experienced traumatic brain injuries (TBI). TBI is defined as a severe blow to the head that causes any form of brain dysfunction. With the increased use of improvised explosive devices (IED’s) and the high rate of motor vehicle accidents, amongst many other scenarios in combat, service members are suffering more than ever with the symptoms of TBI.
- Post Traumatic Stress
Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, more commonly PTSD, is a more complex injury that has become somewhat of a trademark to the War on Terror. When service members are brought home the fight is not over. The constant stress and anxiety of war burdens them. These wounds are invisible to the naked eye, but can cause just as much pain and suffering as any physical injury. Treating them with dangerous and addictive drugs is not working. Those who fought for us deserve to be fought for. Treatment is available and many veterans have already received the much needed help they deserve.