Dedicated to helping combat veterans affected by war.
Our mission is to identify, treat and heal
the "invisible wounds of war" with art and nature; and maintain veteran health through recreation and fellowship.
Combat, Brain Injuries & Suicide
Warfighters are exposed to countless toxins, concussive blasts, dangerous chemicals, experimental vaccines, and traumatic events. Due to these exposures the US veteran population is suffering from a myriad of mental health injuries. These injuries, which have become known as ”invisible wounds of war" are the signature injuries of the modern battlefield. Essentially, they are treatable brain injuries. Left untreated, they fester and grow into lifethreatening illness.
* 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.
* Risk for suicide is 22 percent higher among Veterans when compared to U.S. non-Veteran adults.
* The rate of suicide in 2015 was 2.1 times higher among veterans compared with nonveteran adults.
* 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 one crisis away from suicide or overdose. Our goal is to help veterans gain access to treatments, therapy and recreation that will help them recover from brain injury and/or traumatic events without narcotics.
Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy is a natural medicine proven to be beneficial for treating Traumatic Brain Injury and Post Traumatic Stress. The Veterans Health Administration recently approved it as an off label treatment for Persistent Post Concussion Syndrome, only after the veteran has tried two other forms of therapy without success. Eastern Oklahoma VA Health Care System and the VA Northern California Health Care System will partner with HBOT providers at the Tulsa Wound Care and Hyperbaric Center at Oklahoma State Medical Center in Tulsa, Oklahoma, and the David Grant Medical Center on Travis Air Force Base, California, respectively, to provide this care. Read more about the therapy here.