Military Suicides Up 25% Q4 2020

While current numbers are not available from the VA, a similar increase would be 22 veteran suicides a day, or an annual total of over 8,000 tragedies. Irrespective of when the count begins, more veterans are committing suicide each year than died in Iraq and Afghanistan conflicts since 9/11.

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Long COVID, and How HBOT Can Help Relieve It

As the pandemic continues its deadly march, various sectors continue to be affected, and the nation’s veterans are among them. According to the Department of Veterans Affairs, the number of COVID cases among veterans exceeded 340,000 at the end of last September — and these are just the numbers from official VA-run hospitals, clinics, and medical centers.

Yet although vaccines are causing recovery rates to rise, more than half of COVID survivors feel the effects of the virus long after it leaves their bodies. Here, hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT) can step in to help veterans regain full health. Here’s what we currently know about HBOT treatments for long COVID, in particular.

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Hyperbaric Oxygenation for Anti-Aging and TBI

In recent years there is growing scientific evidence that the adoption of these new and unique HBOT protocols, can repair certain damaged brain tissue when utilized correctly even years after an acute insult has occurred, such as stroke or traumatic brain injury.

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REMEMBER: SUICIDE PREVENTION INVOLVES BRAIN WOUND HEALING

Suicide is like that: in an instant, it’s too late. Daily we’re at the 11th hour for too many veterans. But the sense of urgency on the part of the US Government is woeful. Even Congress has passed laws demanding ACTION to end the suicide epidemic, but one waits in vain for ACTION. Lest we forget: the suicide and opioid overdose rates among service members are at Epidemic proportions.

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The National Brain-Wounded Veteran Brain Drain

Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBI), the “invisible wounds” and the “signature injuries” to US service members, number over eight hundred thousand. The costs of those injuries over time have not been adequately tallied

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Significant legislative effort on Suicides

U.S. Senator Tommy Tuberville (R-AL) joined Senators Joni Ernst (R-IA) and Mark Kelly (D-AZ) to introduce the Save our Servicemembers (S.O.S.) Act, which directs the Department of Defense to evaluate the effectiveness of their suicide prevention programs and implement new preventative measures in accordance with recommendations made by the Government Accountability Office (GAO).

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PRESS RELEASE: The National Brain-Wounded Veteran Brain Drain

  PRESS RELEASE The National Brain-Wounded Veteran Brain Drain Cost-Benefit Analysis of Changing the DoD and VA Standard of Care

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Moral Damage and Soul Wounding

Warrior StoryField is a collaborative art project that seeks to bridge the gap between veterans and civilians by fostering community through the creative process. Their hope is to allow the unspoken, even the unspeakable, a voice by providing warriors with a sacred place for connection, conversation and expression that goes beyond words.

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Significant findings

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Praise Mounts for Tuberville’s HBOT Access Act

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Ryann DuRant Friday, July 2, 2021 Kasey Lovett     WHAT THEY ARE SAYING: Praise Mounts for Tuberville’s HBOT

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