PTSD Awareness: The Soldier

After a traumatic event, most people have painful memories. For many people, the effects of the event fade over time. But for others, the memories, thoughts and feelings don't go away - even months or years after the event is over.

Military PTSD is PTSD at its extreme. This severity is due to the soldier's multiple experiences in violent conflicts, both as victims, and rescuers of their fellow soldiers. Many Veterans experience highly intrusive thoughts and extreme guilt about acts committed during times of war. These thoughts can often overpower the emotional coping capacities.

According to RAND, 50% of those with PTSD do not seek treatment. With the right help, early treatment and on-going support a good number of military PTSD suicides are preventable.

The invisible injuries of service members pose complex challenges for military families, especially military children. Forty-three percent of active duty service members have children. Fallen Patriots is dedicated to serving the families of combat casualties, suicides and illness, military training accidents as well as other duty-related deaths.

Many surviving children have experienced and witnessed their parents returning home from war and have faced the responsibility to be the backbone for their grieving families. Fallen Patriots provides a shoulder to lean on when surviving children need emotional support, specifically when facing the grief of losing a loved one to PTSD.  

The vision of Children of Fallen Patriots Foundation is to ensure that EVERY such child receives ALL necessary college funding.