WWP Talk teammate and Army veteran Jorge Mateo says the power of the support line is its positive impact on not only the warrior, but also his or her support system.
WWP Talk is a mental health support line that is an invaluable, non-clinical form of emotional support for warriors, family members, and caregivers. The program has been a lifeline to more than 2,500 participants to date, with 92 percent reporting satisfaction with WWP Talk in 2016 alone.
"This program takes care of family members, and caregivers too, because we all know post-traumatic stress affects everyone – not just the warrior," said Jorge Mateo, retired U.S. Army veteran and WWP Talk staff. "The work here impacts all of us – warriors and staff. We know our warriors are relying on us to help them through their day, and we stand ready to serve. We are professionally trained veterans and civilians who create a powerful force unlike any other emotional support available to warriors today. We are the ultimate battle buddy."
Through the generous support of donors, the mental health support line is available at no cost to warriors, family members, and caregivers registered with WWP. It serves as a stepping stone in the recovery process for many of them.