Twenty-two Veterans die each day. Twenty-two lives lost each day not to enemy fire or in training, but by their own hand. The suicide rate among our Veterans is rapidly climbing due to the increased rate of Veterans returning home with PTS (Post Traumatic Stress) and TBI (Traumatic Brain Injury). Studies have shown that 2 out of 3 Veterans suffering from PTS and TBI are not receiving the treatment they need to overcome these oftentimes unseen injuries.
Project Semper seeks to bring counseling and mental health resources to our Veterans in a greater capacity than currently being provided. With the launch of this project, we will provide group and individual counseling sessions to our Veterans, spouse and family support groups, and therapeutic activities for our Veterans in various locations around the Bay Area. Headed by a team of professional counselors, these resources will be provided to Veterans and family members at no cost to the participants.
Because the suicide rate among our Veterans is a staggering 8,030 a year, Project Semper will also bring light to the 22 Veterans who are lost each day in hopes of educating the public on the needs of our Nations finest men and women upon returning home.