Why We Exist.
To encourage and empower veterans, first responders, and their family members to turn their lives around for the better.
While Post-Traumatic Stress (PTS) symptoms can be mild to extreme, and they can come and go without rational explanations, PTS can interfere with relationships, employment, and even daily decisions. PTS does not have to be combat related, but certainly trauma has been experienced or witnessed by those who suffer from PTS symptoms. It is time to get past the stigma and confront our mental health concerns.
According to the Disabled Veterans National Foundation
An estimated 1 in 5 veterans of all eras suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and/or depression. More than a quarter million OEF/OIF veterans suffer from traumatic brain injury (TBI).
Approximately 53% of homeless veterans have disabilities. In addition, more than half of the homeless veteran population in the United States has a mental disability.
AboutFace‐USA® is a peer-led community organization existing, as an initial point of contact, to empower and encourage veterans, first‐responders and their families to find help. We provide support services, activities and resources geared toward understanding mental health so that they can cope better, improve their relationships, and change the direction of their future for the better.