Invisible Wounds and COVID-19: Heightened Risk for Wounded Warriors
Our recent research reveals the compound effects of invisible wounds and COVID-19-related challenges on warriors.
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New Report Highlights PTSD Risk Factors in Women Veterans
JACKSONVILLE, Fla., June 25, 2021 -- A special report from Wounded Warrior Project® (WWP) shows that women warriors who experienced military sexual trauma (MST) are nearly three times as likely to experience moderate to severe symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), compared to women warriors who did not experience MST.
The research is presented in a WWP white paper, Women Warriors: Understanding PTSD Risk in a Rapidly Growing Population. With PTSD Awareness Month in June, WWP is analyzing the risk factors that contribute to PTSD symptoms in women veterans registered with WWP. Women represent the fastest growing segment of the veteran population and experience unique challenges, including higher rates of MST than men.Read More
Wounded Warrior Project Talk Program Helps Veterans Overcome Invisible Wounds
JACKSONVILLE, Fla., June 17, 2021 -- After struggling with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) for nearly 20 years, Navy veteran Eric Arledge is finally starting to heal. And he credits that healing to an important step of his recovery: talking.
Eric is a survivor of military sexual trauma (MST), which has plagued his mental health since the assault occurred. The past year has only exacerbated his struggles as the stress of the pandemic, a home robbery, and a hurricane led to Eric's rock bottom and move to another state.Read More
Wounded Warrior Project Announces First Phase of 2021 Veterans Service Organization Partnerships
WASHINGTON, June 1, 2021 -- Wounded Warrior Project® (WWP) today announced its first phase of community partnership grants with 15 new and existing veteran and military service organizations. WWP's investments expand the resources available to America's injured veterans to help ensure they and their families thrive long-term.Read More
Wounded Warrior Project Supports Introduction of The True Cost of War Recognition Act
WASHINGTON, May 26, 2021 -- Wounded Warrior Project® (WWP) applauds the recent introduction of the Comprehensive and Overdue Support for Troops (COST) of War Recognition Act of 2021, by Senator Jon Tester (D-MT). Having been introduced at a Senate Veterans Affairs Committee markup, the Committee immediately advanced the bill by voice vote with bipartisan support. The health issues caused by burn pits and other toxic chemicals remain a critical issue facing post-9/11 wounded veterans — and a top legislative priority for WWP.Read More
Partnerships Help Fulfill the Needs of Warriors and Family Members
JACKSONVILLE, FL — Wounded Warrior Project® (WWP) provides warriors with free access to numerous programs and services. These resources help them thrive in civilian life. However, no single organization can meet all the needs of America’s wounded, injured and ill veterans. That is why WWP has partnered with 200 best-in-class veteran and military service organizations since 2012. Together, we can provide comprehensive programs and services to empower wounded veterans and families.Read More
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