September is Suicide Prevention Month. With more than 22 veterans commiting suicide every day this need must be addressed among this group. You can help by supporting Honoring the Code and the Invisible Scars Project. To make a donation click the DONATE BUTTON.
After more than a decade of war in the Middle East many of our veterans continue to struggle with the mental and emotional traumas associated with combat. These are in addition to the already large numbers of veterans from previous wars who have experienced such trauma - many of whom remain undiagnosed and untreated.
And while the attention given to post-traumatic stress has grown in recent years there is still much to be done. In the past few years, research in this area has revealed a trauma that has gone unrecognized - primarily due to it having been lumped in with, or obscured by post-traumatic stress. At the turn of this decade it became widely recognized under the name "Moral Injury".
In 2014 Crosswinds Foundation and Front Porch Media brought to the public the ground-breaking film Invisible Scars providing our
veterans and the public much-needed information about PTSD. In 2015 Honoring the Code will provide the same hope for those who struggle with moral injury.
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Find out more at THE INVISIBLE SCARS PROJECT