Finally, Effective Treatment for Suicidal Veterans & Their Families
How long do PTSD Veterans and their families have to wait for psilocybin treatment to get going? While Congress idles with no answers, some Vets are going out of the country for this treatment. We can do better here at home and we are. Our answer to how long is “no longer.” Help is needed now as more and more Veterans are committing suicide at an alarming rate above the civilian average.
Putting our money where our hearts are, Once A Soldier is defraying the costs of a full six sessions of Ketamine IV drip treatments. James Simpson and his wife Jennifer are both combat Veterans. It is our intent for James to defeat his PTSD with this grant. We know he will.
Ketamine Clinics Are Already Functional Around the Nation
The initial call from James’ wife Jennifer spurred Once A Soldier to monetize their prevention efforts with this first-ever grant. Treatment will be at the Virginia Beach Ketamine and Wellness starting in February 2022. Private, out-of-pocket clinics like this are all over the country, and we have partnered with two here in Jacksonville during our service time. We wish the Simpson family the best and will update James’ progress in this blog.
Once A Soldier has always been a resource for Veteran suicide prevention and information. Our mission started as – and still is – postvention, but we have grown to offer prevention help for both Veteran and family, pre and postvention. Note our scholarships for Equine-Assisted Therapy for Veterans and their families here in north Florida, as well as our Transcendental Meditation scholarships which has been granted around the country now that COVID-19 has changed. Despite the apparent dichotomy, we have also championed other free and drug-free mental health treatments.
We are first, but we are not alone.
Back in 2021, a collection of the largest Veteran service organizations implored Congress to fast track the journey towards adding psilocybin to prevent Veteran suicide. Across America, renowned institutions such as Johns Hopkins University and Stanford University run psychedelic research centers and medical groups. They see the future. With 20 Veteran suicides a day, and the reason they suicide, something advanced needs to be considered. And they are. Meanwhile, Once A Soldier has grant a modest amount to enable That is a big ask as some psilocybins currently sit in Category 1 with heroin. Ketamine is considered a Schedule 3 because it is so hard to make. However, r
There are US Veterans leaving the country to seek this type of medical treatment. Surely, we can find our way faster for their sake.
James Stephen Oleksa, MD Anesthesiology,Medical Director and Sentara Princess Anne Hospital, Virginia Beach, VA.
Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists Carolanne Garofalo and Tricia Lee are co-owners at Virginia Beach Ketamine and Wellness.
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Our Veterans are killing themselves in record numbers mostly due to PTSD. An overmatched VA can’t take care of them or their families. We will.
Soldier suicide leaves Veteran families with thousands of dollars of bills unpaid, mostly bank loans.
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We are interested in helping supply ketamine therapy for soldiers in need
Your new program for suicidal families in the Phoenix, Arizona area is a wish answered. Thank you for all at the Butterfly Holistic Center is what we need more of all over the US. Your Holistic Ketamine Mental & Emotional Therapy service will save lives in your own backyard. Good on you all! I will be in touch and we will turn around their lives for the better. And their families’ too.
I’m a veteran in desperate need of help. I’m 💯 service connected disabled for ptsd/mdd.
I’m barely functioning at the moment and will try anything that will help. I have 3 kids- all special needs- and they need me.
I am losing cognitive skills rapidly, just brain fog, pain and fatigue rule my life. I was once brilliant.
I held a TS/SCI clearance at the NSA and now I’m relegated to a life of unending pain.
Are there scholarships?? I live in palm coast Florida (an hour south of Jax.
If I could become who I once was, I would write articles, give interview,s testimonies etc…….I just need to have life again. Please- if you have any info, please help.
Sincerest apologies for my late reply. I have two options for you. Please call me at 904 477-9995. I’m in St. Augustine. Stay cool. We will get you going again.