The Soldiers Project offers free help to
Military Personnel and their loved ones

The Soldiers Project

Thousands of troops from Long Island have served in Operation Iraqi Freedom (Iraq), Operation Enduring Freedom (Afghanistan) and the Gulf War. Of those who have returned and will be returning home, the prevalence rates for Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Military Sexual Trauma (MST), Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) and related psychiatric problems are at least 30%.

All of these service men and women have families and loved ones, creating a great need for emotional support in our communities.

Returning home from being in combat presents real challenges made even greater when a soldier has been deployed multiple times. The ethos of the military is to survive and endure, not to seek out help, which makes our efforts all the more criti­cal. Families are adjusting to a shifting dynamic, and need marital, educational and occupational guidance as well. Veterans, wives, husbands, children, parents, and other loved ones are all affected by the separation that is part of serving in the military.

The children of our dedicated military men and women are especially vulnerable to the impact of these separations imposed by war as their parents are away serving out their tours of duty. As if this were not difficult enough, there are those who must bear permanent loss due to a parent’s service related combat death or even suicide.

THE SOLDIERS PROJECT is a private, non-profit group of volunteer licensed psychiatrists, psychologists, social workers, mental health nurses and marriage and family therapists that was established to provide free confidential counseling to military personnel who have served in Iraq, Afghanistan and the Gulf War and their loved ones (including girlfriends, boyfriends, spouses, children, parents and grandparents).

THE SOLDIERS PROJECT is outside the military; it operates on a private practice model, with free counseling sessions offered in private offices, with no red tape, a flexible schedule, and no limit to the number of sessions.
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