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“If I can be a part of an organization that helps people heal and find peace, then the end of my service is not the end. I’m just serving in a new way now.”
“There are so many wounded veterans out there who need help and support. The more people who help, the more motivated I get to be a better person.”
TAKE ACTION: The House of Representatives Moves to Vote on H.R.3504 — Ryan Kules and Paul Benne Specially Adaptive Housing Improvement Act of 2019
By Retired Army Capt. Ryan Kules — Combat Stress Recovery Director, Wounded Warrior Project® (WWP)
I was a 24-year-old U.S. Army armor captain deployed to Taji, Iraq, when my life changed forever. On Nov. 29, 2005, the vehicle I was in was struck by an improvised explosive device. I lost two of my soldiers, Sgts. Jerry Mills and Donald Hasse, and I lost my right arm and left leg.
Wounded Warrior Project Discusses COVID-19 Financial Impact on Veterans During Washington Post Live Forum
WASHINGTON, June 26, 2020 -- During a recent Washington Post Live event, Wounded Warrior Project® (WWP) experts discussed the challenges facing veterans during their military-to-civilian transitions, especially in the areas of employment and VA benefits.
"There are numerous challenges that our nation's warriors face with transitions to civilian life," said WWP Financial Wellness Vice President Tom Kastner. "We encourage those veterans to seek aid from veteran service organizations. Communities should continue to welcome veterans with access to local resources and help settle them into the workforce and new neighborhoods."
Survey Shows Continuing Increase in Post-9/11 Veterans with PTSD
JACKSONVILLE, Fla., June 26, 2020 -- An increasing number of post-9/11 wounded veterans are living with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), according to the annual Wounded Warrior Project® (WWP) survey of the veterans it serves.
The organization's latest survey reveals that 83% report living with PTSD, which is the highest reported percentage in the survey's 10-year history and an increase of 5% from the previous year.
10 Tips to Help Warriors Cope with PTSD
JACKSONVILLE, Fla., June 22, 2020 -- In 2018, the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs (VA) treated more than 1.7 million veterans for mental health issues, including combat stress, depression, and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). The agency's National Center for PTSD reports that about 11% to 20% of veterans who served in Operations Iraqi or Enduring Freedom experience PTSD in a given year.
Still, some veterans are left undiagnosed and untreated. Wounded Warrior Project® (WWP) believes it is imperative to raise PTSD awareness and highlight mental health services and resources available to wounded warriors.
World-Class Athletes Support Wounded Warriors Through Virtual Event
Just before she left to compete at the London 2012 Olympic Games, American diver Kelci Bryant Grisez met with a group of injured military veterans. The experience left an indelible mark.
“I knew that I was competing and some of those heroes were at home watching, and I wanted to make them proud of someone they fought for,” Kelci said.
If they were watching recently, they would’ve been proud again. Kelci, along with more than a dozen of the world’s best female athletes, participated in a virtual trivia night to raise support for Wounded Warrior Project® (WWP) warriors and their families.