Post Traumatic Stress Disorder [note 1] (PTSD) may develop after a person is exposed to one or more traumatic events, such as sexual assault, warfare, serious injury, or threats of imminent death. The diagnosis may be given when a group of symptoms, such as disturbing recurring flashbacks, avoidance or numbing of memories of the event, and hyper arousal, continue for more than a month after the occurrence of a traumatic event.
We, at The Journey Home Project, see PTSD as a tragic and defined enemy that is aggressively attacking our soldiers, community and country, a silent killer that knows no boundaries and is relentless in its pursuit to destroy anyone in its path. It is said that it kills those who don’t even have it. The collateral damage can be devastating to all.
Our mission is to identify the centers, organizations and programs that can best serve our soldiers and families in their journey to reintegrate back to civilian life, on life’s terms.
By raising awareness and funding, The Journey Home Project will continue to be diligent in our efforts to make a difference.