What is PTSD?

 

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder occurs when an individual experiences an ordeal that causes the brain to retain memories from an event that are horrifying.  There are events such as:

  • Combat Exposure

  • Childhood sexual or physical abuse

  • Sexual or physical attack

  • Natural disasters like fire, flood or hurricanes

From 1999-2010, the average suicide rate among U.S. males was 19.4 out of every 100,000, compared to 4.9 out of every 100,000 females. The difference in suicide rates between men and women is also true among Veterans.  

 

• The number of Veteran suicide deaths per year increased from 5,787 in 2005 to 6,139 in 2017. 

• The annual number of Veteran suicide deaths has exceeded 6,000 since 2008. 

• The annual number of Veteran suicide deaths increased by 129 from 2016 to 2017.

 

On August 13, 2020, USMC Corporal Ryan "The Lion" Allen, succumbed to his battle with PTSD from an IED explosion at his HumVee in Afghanistan.  The explosion was horrific, causing the death of several of Ryan's fellow marine's. 

There are cures for PTSD.  Using Neurofeedback in concert with mental health counseling, the brain can be re-calibrated back to its pre-trauma state.  We are raising funds to assist with the treatment for this therapy.  

 

Please use the Contribution button and your tax deductible contribution will assist Vets in curing their PTSD.

To ensure your generous contribution goes toward The Lion Project, please select the checkbox next to "write us a comment" and include "The Lion Project" in the comment box. 

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