Buoyancy. Belonging. Betterment. Three words represent not only the FORCE BLUE credo but what the program will deliver to each veteran who participates. The tools to regain equilibrium. The ability to feel at home in an alien world. Proof that their skills and training can still make a positive difference.
The FORCE BLUE team is seeking support from all those who see value in its mission and would like to play
a part in its success.
Transitioning to civilian life can be exceedingly difficult for the nearly 3 million men and women now considered veterans of the Iraq and Afghanistan wars. Over half report “some” to “extreme” difficulty in social functioning, productivity, community involvement, and self-care. 41% of those who served in combat are likely to experience some form of PTSD and, most alarmingly, 22 veterans a day now take their own lives –more than three times the national average for non-veterans. To better assimilate, these veterans must first realize they are not alone and that their skills and training are transferable. That their future can still be mission-focused. And that helping can be the antidote to harming.
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