Men and women who served in the United States Armed Forces deserve not just our gratitude, but also our help. We can collectively make a difference in the lives of our military by making sure they have mental and physical health services they need.
Here are a few reasons why we need to support our veterans now more than ever.
- One in three service men and women suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder, or PTSD, which can lead to depression, substance abuse and, in some cases, suicide
- More U. S. troops have died from suicide than have been killed in Afghanistan since 2001
- One in five service men and women suffer from traumatic brain injury, or TBI, after combat in Iraq and Afghanistan. TBI is associated with seizures, Alzheimer’s, Parkinsonism and ALS
- At least 970,000 veterans have some degree of officially recognized disability as a result of wars in Iraq and Afghanistan
The Road Home Program: The Center for Veterans and Their Families at Rush is here to help veterans and their families connect with the care and resources they need to overcome the far-reaching effects of these challenges and take control of their health and family life, regardless of their ability to pay or discharge status.
Your contribution will be tripled thanks to a 2:1 match from the Wounded Warrior Project's $15 million challenge grant to create the Warrior Care Network, a nationwide, comprehensive care network with Road Home Program at Rush, as well as Emory Healthcare, Massachusetts General Hospital and UCLA Health. The program aims to enhance access and provide clinical and family-centered care treatment to warriors suffering from PTSD, TBI, and other conditions. Through this cutting-edge initiative, WWP and its partners plan to serve thousands of wounded veterans and family members over the next three years.
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