A MINDFUL MINUTE
At Wounded Warrior Project®, we are focused on improving the lives our nation’s finest and providing innovative opportunities to help these brave men and women not just survive, but thrive.
Invisible wounds continue to be one of the most important areas we focus on, and we cannot do it without the collaboration and collective efforts of many. We hope A Mindful Minute will help to spark curiosity, ignite discussions, and provoke ideas to help change the way warriors are treated for generations to come.
Atlanta Journal-Constitution | December 24, 2019
The two-week intensive outpatient program at Emory is free for post-Sept. 11, 2001, military service members and veterans. Started in 2015 and funded by the Wounded Warrior Project, it offers talk therapy, virtual reality-assisted therapy, acupuncture and help reducing anxiety and getting better sleep. As many as six patients start the program every Monday. About 500 have passed through the program so far.
Military.com | November 14, 2019
"We wanted to see where would we be the most impactful, and so that's why our largest investment is in the mental and brain health space, because there's a lot of folks doing a lot of physical health and wellness and employment," said Michael Richardson, vice president of independent services and mental health at WWP. "But there's not a lot of folks doing the holistic approach to mental and brain health."
UCLA Newsroom | November 13, 2019
Operation Mend has grown in size and scope with the help of the Wounded Warrior Project, which committed $20.1 million last year to allow more post 9/11 veterans suffering from post-traumatic stress and mild traumatic brain injury to receive intensive treatment for their invisible wounds.
Emory.com | November 12, 2019
As one of four academic medical centers in the United States supported by the Wounded Warrior Project’s Warrior Care Network, the Emory Healthcare Veterans Program provides expert, collaborative care for post-9/11 veterans and service members at no cost to the veteran. Conditions treated include post-traumatic stress disorder or PTSD, traumatic brain injury, military sexual trauma, depression and anxiety.
11Alive.com | November 5, 2019
They have served our country to protect the nation's freedom, but the cost of that liberty has left them with scars - wounded internally and externally. Goolsby and Buckley are learning to deal with these stresses. They are just two of the veterans taking advantage of a program called Project Odyssey, through the Wounded Warrior Project.
G.I. Jobs | Page 8 | November 1, 2019
Through direct programming, partnerships, and research, Wounded Warrior Project (WWP) is focused on the treatment of today and the solutions for tomorrow to support warriors with PTSD, traumatic brain injury, and other invisible wounds of war.
McClatchy DC Bureau | October 30, 2019
The number of veterans not getting treated, and therefore not being counted, frustrates advocates. “You cannot get treatment at the VA if you are not service-connected,” said Derek Fronabarger, legislative director of the Wounded Warrior Project. “It irks me a little bit when the [VA] says, ‘Oh no, the data isn’t there.’ But they are not capturing the data because they are not treating all of the individuals who are sick.”
ConnectingVets.com | October 4, 2019
Army combat veteran Dan Nevins lost his legs in an IED explosion while on a mission in Iraq…but that’s just the beginning of this incredible story.
Al-Monitor | October 2, 2019
“My sense is that the [Department of Defense] and [Veterans Affairs] have treated TBI seriously once they understood the magnitude and implications of this signature wound of the post 9/11 wars,” said Lt. Alex Balbir, a US Navy reservist who serves as the Wounded Warrior Project’s director of independence services. “I’m guardedly optimistic about the expansion of this program.”
Military.com | September 25, 2019
We know veterans coping with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and traumatic brain injuries (TBI) would benefit from effective care that is anchored in evidence-based treatments with alternative and complementary therapies, but first they must overcome the stigma of seeking mental health care.
Military.com | September 18, 2019
WWP has sponsored and partnered with Cohen Veteran Biosceience (CVB) in a PTSD biomarker research initiative and has engaged our Warrior Care Network academic medical centers at the University of California Los Angeles' Operation Mend, Massachusetts General Hospital’'s Home Base Program, Emory University's Veterans Program, and Rush University’s Road Home Program to collect biological samples from our patients pre- and post-treatment.
The Washington Post | June 13, 2019
Warrior Care Network is achieving significant reductions in PTSD and depression and improving veterans’ function and participation in life.