Patriot Outdoors Adventures, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) organization which was created to empower veterans of the U.S. Armed Forces, as well as active duty service members, to overcome overwhelming challenges, regain control of their lives, and become self-sufficient following a service-related injury, or while suffering from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) or other mental illnesses. To this end, we work with these veterans and their families, as well as others in the community, to fill a void that exists in the continuum of services available to members of the military- the lack of availability of spiritual and emotional encouragement to support individuals as they pursue their recovery. Through the avenue of unique outdoor fellowship experiences, we help our veterans better achieve personal growth, health, and life fulfillment.
22 A DAY IS NOT OK
22 Veterans take their lives daily. We’re trying to put an end to that.
Each year, more than 200,000 veterans transition back into the civilian workforce, but unfortunately not all find the transition without challenges. Many of our war veterans have untreated disorders. These hidden wounds affect the veteran’s moods, their family, their ability to work and contribute to their community. Some of the greatest needs are for easy access to efficacious treatment protocols for PTSD, TBI, and Depression.
The presence of any of these conditions can impair future health, work productivity, and family and social relationships. Individuals affected by TBI and PTSD are more likely to have other psychiatric diagnoses, particularly substance use, and are at a significantly increased risk for attempting suicide.
Without a doubt, the area of greatest concern when considering mental health struggles of veterans in the climbing suicide rate. The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) recently completed the most comprehensive analysis of Veteran suicide rates in the U.S., examining over 55 million Veteran records from 1979 to 2014 from every state in the nation.