A new generation of Americans, about 2.4 million, who fought in Iraq and Afghanistan are now coming home, many after multiple tours of duty. Estimates are showing 20 to 30 percent of those are being diagnosed with post traumatic stress disorder or PTSD. Incidents of traumatic brain injuries and other mental health issues are also plaguing this generation of heroes.
The battlefield for our veterans has changed, so have the support systems needed for recovery and restoration. Almost once an hour – every 65 minutes to be precise – a military veteran commits suicide, according to a new investigation by the Department of Veterans Affairs.
Miles of Hope (a 501c3 organization EIN # 27-5469207) is helping Veterans and their families access help for PTSD and support resources and overcome barriers often associated with seeking help for PTSD
The Miles of Hope Support Circle supports counseling services, neuro-feedback testing and non pharmaceutical treatments for those diagnosed with PTSD conditions. The Miles of Hope Support Circle also fosters the placement and/or training programs of service and companion dogs as well as educational scholarships for veterans and their dependents.
Miles of Hope was established in 2011 to honor the memory of M. Miles Vigil, who took his own life after waging a silent battle against PTSD. Soldiers like Miles should no longer fight alone or in silence.
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