HEADS Up VETERANS
Help End Addiction
Depression & Suicide
Our mission is to identify, treat, and heal
the invisible wounds of war
Addiction, Depression, & Suicide
The US veteran population is suffering from a myriad of mental health injuries which have become known as ”invisible wounds of war". The signature injuries of the modern battlefield are invisible to the average citizen, but their effects have a negative effect on the entire society. Left untreated, brain injuries lead to Addiction, Depression, and eventually Suicide.
* Adults who have had a concussion are three times more likely to commit suicide than the rest of the population, most combat veterans have had at least one concussion.
* Studies show that trauma from exposure to suicide can contribute to PTSD and suicidal ideation.
If you're a combat veteran, chances are you've had a brain injury. Statistically, these injuries make you more likely to commit suicide, especially if you've had a friend who has committed suicide. Combine brain injuries with chronic pain and depression, throw in some prescription narcotics and a little alcohol and you're bad day away from suicide.
The Goal of HEADS UP VETERANS is to help veterans gain access to effective medical therapy and recreation that will help them recover from brain injury, unexplained illness, or traumatic events without relying on narcotics or black box pharmaceuticals.
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