The Nation’s Largest Veteran Nonprofit Takes On PTSD
Since 2003, Wounded Warrior Project® (WWP) has been meeting the growing needs of warriors, their families, and caregivers — helping them achieve their highest ambition. But what many Veterans and their families don’t know is that their Warrior Care Network can help them heal the mental health wounds you can’t see. PTSD is the root cause for the 22/day Veteran suicides. Getting Veterans’ the mental health they need through this network can go a long way to ending the crisis.
If anyone can do it – WWP can. Through a range of Veteran programs and services, WWP’s amazing success has transformed the way America’s injured veterans are empowered, employed, and engaged in our communities. In fiscal year 2020, the WWP donations and revenue reached $287 million dollars. Warrior Care Network is available in Boston, Atlanta, Chicago and Los Angels and is connected to some venerable medical centers in those cities.
Check out our resource for a PTSD Treatment Clinic near you.
Warrior Care Network
Warrior Care Network® is a partnership between Wounded Warrior Project® (WWP) and four world-renowned academic medical centers, providing veterans living with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI), Military Sexual Trauma (MST), and related conditions with a path to long-term wellness. Qualified applicants can expect to participate in a two- to three-week intensive outpatient program to receive mental health care at one of the four academic medical centers.
Warriors who complete the Warrior Care Network program have seen a significant improvement in PTSD and depression symptoms.
Healing the invisible wounds of war through PTSD treatment for veteran, the Warrior Care Network treatment model delivers a year’s worth of mental health care during the outpatient program that integrates evidence-based treatments with complementary alternative therapies. This unique veteran-centric approach increases access to treatment and improves outcomes for warriors living with PTSD, TBI, and related conditions.
Like Once A Soldier, Wounded Warrior Project knows that some wounds are invisible. PTSD is what is driving Veteran suicide. Wounded Warrior and Once A Soldier, as well as other leading Veteran Nonprofit Organizations, can see that the use of cutting edge treatments and emerging medical techniques is the way forward. Limiting suicidal feelings upon the first visit and keeping suicide ideation at bay is the goal of quality PTSD treatments.
WWP Nonprofit Serves PTSD Veterans
Through nonprofit interactive programs, rehabilitative retreats, and professional services, Wounded Warriors offers Veterans the opportunity to build the resilience they need to overcome mental health challenges, including PTSD, TBI, and more. With the incredible support of many donors, the Wounded Warrior charity has provided over 42,000 hours of intensive outpatient care and therapy sessions that have helped warriors move closer to becoming their best selves. Their Veteran families also get the best version of Mom or Dad back into the fold.
PTSD can affect anyone, but combat veterans are highly subject to PTSD’s ill-effect. Not only do 1 in 3 service members live with PTSD, but 1 in 3 also feel they don’t get the mental health care they need. Once A Soldier and Wounded Warrior Project want to give Veterans and their families all the benefits and help we can.
WWP partners with the following academic medical centers:
- Emory Healthcare Veterans Program (Atlanta, GA)
- Massachusetts General Hospital – Home Base Program (Boston, MA)
- Rush University Medical Center – Road Home Program (Chicago, IL)
- UCLA Health – Operation Mend Program (Los Angeles, CA)
Warriors receive, on average, more than 50 direct PTSD treatment hours, not including additional complementary alternative therapies.
Other activities include:
Comprehensive medical review and evaluation
Individual treatment sessions
Group therapy sessions
Stress management and resiliency training
Fitness and nutrition education
Family support and education
Alternative therapies such as yoga, art, and tai chi
Social and healing activities
Warrior Care Project
If you are determined ineligible, Wounded Warrior Project® (WWP) has other resources and programs available.
Please contact the WWP Resource Center team at 888.WWP.ALUM (997.2586) or 904.405.1213, or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The WWP Resource Center can also assist individuals with:
Registering as an Alumni or family member to participate in WWP programs and services
Answering questions about WWP programs and services
Connecting with a WWP benefits liaison
Finding resources to aid in accessibility modifications
Locating resources to provide emotional support
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I am the wife of a West Point grad, Iraq War, and Coast Guard Vet. I would like to volunteer to speak about the importance of mental health care for veterans. I have a story to tell involving the long standing stigma around mental health in the military and the damage it causes to careers, lives and families. There’s more to PTSD than trauma. Please let me know if you have a forum in which to tell my story. I have 20 years public speaking experience.
Thanks so much!
Thank you for writing to us. We do not have any upcoming speakers forums I’m sorry to say. In case you were unclear, we are not associated with WWP. Perhaps you can reach out to them? Your story and insight will only help others. Have you considered social media as a way to get the message out? I wish I had a better answer for you. Please let me know what you think and where you end up with it. You have us curious to hear what you have to say. Dave
my name is Susan, I’m an ex navy vet, my uncle is ex army, I would like to know if ther is vet meetings in or near Brackenfell, Cape Town. We both suffer from PTSD due to our time served in the military, I however now am a funtional alcholic which I’m not proud of and he has phsycological and anger issues due to his time served.
Where can we get help via meetings? PLEASE HELP
I am not associated with Wounded Warrior, however, if you live in South Africa, I am not sure their support reaches there. As far as your PTSD goes, I would suggest you look for ketamine-assisted psychotherapy in your area. Most cities have multiple centers. That is going to be the most effective treatment for all the list issues you and your uncle are suffering through. https://www.lighthouseclinic.co.za/ is one I found. US rates range from 1600 to $3400 for 6 treatments and 3 follow ups. Please reach back out with questions. Sorry I didn’t see this earlier.