It's no secret that many veterans struggle upon their return to civilian life. Despite billions in increased federal, state and private spending on veterans' mental health issues, suicide rates are on the rise - particularly among 18-29 year olds.
The Veterans Administration and Department of Defense generally provide traditional "talk therapies" and medication to help veterans deal with PTSD and TBI. However, many veterans are reluctant to engage in talk therapies, and pharmaceuticals have their limits, including risk of addiction.
What is needed is a way to get to the root causes of the problems, and avoid the alienation and downward spiral that so many veterans experience when they come home.