9.11.01 – Always Remember, Never Forget.
As many of you know, I am racing in 2014 to raise money and awareness for the Wounded Warrior Project. Interestingly enough, I am also currently enrolled in my Mental Health clinical for nursing school. As we talk about the many mental health and mental illness issues facing our society, one we have not completely touched on is PTSD and Combat Operational Stress.
One of the many resources the Wounded Warrior Project offers for soldiers and veterans is access to a individualized, unique approach to these issues. From their website:
“Our approach to meeting mental health needs of warriors is two-fold:
We challenge warriors to think about goal-setting and understanding their “new normal.” Many warriors begin their journey with Project Odyssey™, an outdoor, rehabilitative retreat that promotes peer connection, challenging outdoor experiences, and healing with other combat veterans.
We assist warriors in navigating mental health resources that help process their combat experience. Restore Warriors® is an online tool that teaches warriors more about the invisible wounds of war. Videos of fellow warriors sharing their own experience and strategies, self-assessment tools, and exercises provide valuable insight into readjustment challenges.”
It is amazing to be able to use my passion for sport and running to support such a great program, and it’s even better to see how my future career can play such a big role in a cause I truly care for and support. For those of you have donated and supported the Wounded Warrior Project, thank you. Below, I have posted a video that I found from unworthy.com. It showcases the day in the life of a veteran currently living with PTSD.
You can support my journey and the Wounded Warrior Project by visiting my fundraising page at https://support.woundedwarriorproject.org/individual-fundraising/TeamBosley/ . For more information and resources about the Wounded Warrior Project, you can visit http://www.woundedwarriorproject.org/ .
*Statements above are my own views and opinions and are not associated with and/or supported by the Wounded Warrior Project.