United States war veterans are facing a PTSD and suicide epidemic. Every day 18 U.S. veterans commit suicide, which is more than the daily death toll of our soldiers in combat in Iraq and Afghanistan. The Department of Veterans Affairs along with some of the nation’s leading military academies and hospitals are investigating how simple, evidence based meditation techniques can combat our veteran’s suicide and PTSD epidemic. Meditation has been proven to reduce stress, anxiety, depression, PTSD and improve resilience in our nation’s soldiers.
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The David Lynch Foundation, a 501c3 charity, sponsors Operation Warrior Wellness, an initiative to fund large-scale research on meditation for veterans and their families. The David Lynch Foundation’s Operation Warrior Wellness facilitates research and education programs on the benefits of meditation for our nation’s veterans and their families, who face tremendous struggles when returning home while coping with the trauma of war. For more information, visit www.davidlynchfoundation.org. (They accept donations!)