A world without veteran suicide.
Suicide is an epidemic in the veteran community. The Veteran Affairs Administration (VA) has concluded that suicide in the veteran community happens at the rate of 20 per day; that is nearly one veteran killing themselves every hour (as of 2017 statistics).
Reconnection, integration, and continued service are instead replaced by Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Military Sexual Trauma (MST), addiction, alcoholism, insomnia, homelessness, and legal troubles by mass media outlets. This cannot remain our legacy. We have so much more to offer than what is being painted. Sometimes, it takes leadership and guidance to reach our goals.
Prevent veteran suicide.
Veterans of War (VoW) connects veterans to effective and holistic options available to combat suicide. Those tools are called “entheogens,” and they are as old as society itself.
Ayahuasca, Huachuma, Psilocybin, and other strong entheogens offer a new path towards healing. In the right setting, they can be strong exploratory tools useful for reconnecting veterans to a new sense of purpose, livelihood, and even the pursuit of continued meaningful service after military separation.
When coupled with our curriculum emphasizing mindfulness, meditation, and integration of lessons learned in our workshops, VoW believes we can prevent and even eradicate veteran suicide completely in our community.