- Veterans from the Iraq & Afghanistan who are diagnosed with Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) are twice as likely to divorce than their comrades without the disability
- They are three times as likely to divorce two or more times.
- Divorce affects all members of the family and has transgenerational implications for children of disabled veterans.
"My family and I have experienced the devastating effects of life with PTSD. I very nearly lost my life and my family as a result of the loss of hope that accompanies PTSD. Recreation quite literally saved my life, and a family recreation program saved our family from becoming another statistic. We were able to reconnect and begin to heal because someone introduced us to the purposive use of recreation in strengthening families. If I can share the peace and hope of family recreation with even one family and save them from the devastation of divorce, all our pain will have been worth it."- Warren Price, founder of Freedom's Families, feel free contact him with questions or to get involved with Freedom's Families at firstname.lastname@example.org
May we thank a veteran today!