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Combat Stress Recovery Program

What is Combat Stress?

Combat stress is a normal reaction to the abnormal conditions of a combat environment. Symptoms can be, but are not limited to, fatigue, loss of concentration, and decreased reaction time.

What is PTSD?

Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a diagnosed condition that can develop after a person is exposed to a traumatic event. Symptoms can include disturbing thoughts, feelings, or dreams related to the events, mental or physical distress, difficulty sleeping, and changes in how a person thinks and feels.

What is TBI?

Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is an injury to the brain caused by an external force. The symptoms of the injury can vary. Mild or moderate TBI symptoms can include mood changes, trouble with concentration, headaches, difficulty with sleep, and reduced motor coordination. Severe TBI can cause greatly reduced or lack of motor control, greatly reduced ability or inability to speak, and restlessness or agitation.

IT TAKES REAL STRENGTH TO ASK FOR HELP

The Combat Stress Recovery Program (CSRP) addresses the mental health needs of warriors returning home from war. CSRP teammates provide ongoing assistance to help set and achieve goals and gain access to resources. The first steps on a journey toward recovery are critical. Many warriors, family members, and caregivers begin that journey with Project Odyssey®.

AN EXPERIENCE THAT CAN CHANGE YOUR LIFE

Project Odyssey is a multi-day, adventure-based event that provides you with new tools to help with combat stress, PTSD, and other invisible wounds of war. The experiences gained during Project Odyssey not only improve your mental and emotional health, but also help you recharge and rediscover yourself.

During the event, you are supported by peers and CSRP teammates as you are challenged through activities like hiking, rock climbing, scavenger hunts, and high-ropes courses. Project Odyssey is designed to push you physically, mentally, and emotionally, all while teaching you practical life and coping skills.

AT PROJECT ODYSSEY YOU:

  • Learn to recognize and overcome fears
  • Increase resiliency skills
  • Improve confidence, rebuild self-esteem, and enrich relationships
  • Build connections with peers
  • Develop practical goals

THERE ARE THREE TYPES OF EVENTS:

  • All male
  • All female
  • Couples

To learn more about our mental health services or get connected, contact the WWP Resource Center:
888.WWP.ALUM (997.2586) or 904.405.1213
9 am – 7 pm, Monday – Friday EST
resourcecenter@woundedwarriorproject.org

PTSD & COMBAT STRESS: SYMPTOMS AND SIGNS

PTSD & COMBAT STRESS: TREATMENT AND THERAPY

HOW CAN I FIND COMBAT STRESS & PTSD HELP?

 

ADDITIONAL RESOURCES

WARRIOR CARE NETWORK<sup>&reg;</sup>

WARRIOR CARE NETWORK®

Warrior Care Network is a first-of-its-kind partnership between Wounded Warrior Project® and four national academic medical centers of excellence that will connect thousands of warriors with world-class mental health care.

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VETERANS CRISIS LINE

VETERANS CRISIS LINE

If you are in crisis, please call 911, go to your nearest emergency room, or call 800.273.8255 (Para Español llame 888.628.9454). Veterans: Press "1" after you call, or go to Veterans Crisis Line to chat live with a crisis counselor at any time.