Description : Robert C. Vallieres struggled to find his ônew normalö when he returned home after serving in the military. An accident in Kuwait left him suffering from traumatic brain injury (TBI) internal injuries, leaving him in constant pain. After clinics, bottles of painkillers, and behavior modification pills, hope seemed to vanish. Then a local weekly newspaper ad caught his eye: a bird-watching trip to see raptors in the mountains of New Hampshire. An Emily Dickinson poem that states, ôHope is the thing with feathers that perches in the soul, and sings the tuneùwithout the words, and never stops at all,ö sprang to his mind. Wounded Warriors is VallieresÆs story of self-healing from crippling ôinvisibleö wounds through the help of birds. The problems of TBI and post-traumatic stress disorder do not have definitive solutions. His story of recovery offers a winged hope to thousands of military personnel who suffer these physical and mental battles.
Description : Offers straightforward answers to questions commonly asked by wounded U.S. military veterans and their family members. Brings together information on medical treatments, as well as financial, legal, and tax matters.
Description : In this report, the authors use the Wounded Warrior Project’s 2013 survey of its members (alumni) to understand the physical, mental, and economic challenges that Wounded Warriors face. The researchers find that at least half of alumni reported dealing with mental health conditions such as depression and posttraumatic stress disorder, and many of these alumni reported difficulties or delays in seeking mental health care, or not doing so at all.
Description : The Wounded Warrior Project has developed programs to help care for injured service members and veterans. This report describes how project alumnus respondents are faring in domains related to mental health and resiliency, physical health, and employment and finances.
Description : Wounded Warriors will help you discover that God really does care about you, and is ready and willing to help you regain your strength so you can fight another day. You'll find that the wounds you've suffered in the past are sources of strength and not areas of weakness.
Description : Conquering and Victorious Bloodied, beaten, and broken: words associated with the battlefield. Words that spell “defeat,” but actually mean strength and courage. Because in order to get the wounds, you must first enlist in the battle. This book is for every man who has boldly said to life, “I’m in,” only to come up against inevitable trials and tribulations. The death of a loved one, broken promises, unexpected health problems, a business deal gone bad. The Wounded Warrior takes into account the lasting effects of these gut-wrenching blows…as well as less-often recognized sources of pain. Licensed psychologist Dr. Steve Stephens speaks man-to-man in this powerful book that will free you to become the victor God created you to be. Brave Men Bear Real Wounds Beneath your armor, you may be bloodied, beaten, or broken. Where there was once courage and confidence, you now harbor heartache and pain. Life—in all its glory—has taken its toll. But this is not the end. It is where healing starts and life begins. Dr. Steve Stephens speaks man-to-man about all kinds of wounds from the subtle burden of living with nagging regrets, to gut-wrenching blows that include: a divorce the death of a loved one a business deal gone bad betrayal by a trusted friend wounds from family members, and other devastating trials. More than encouragement and guidance, The Wounded Warrior is packed with pointed questions, scriptural teachings, and honest talk about practical solutions. It’s time to move forward…and live once again! Story Behind the Book “After speaking on The Wounded Woman , some guys asked me, ‘What about us?’ I was taken aback and asked, ‘What do you mean?’ ‘Life is hard,’ one of them said. ‘People are cruel. As guys, we get beat up, and nobody addresses our wounds. Help us deal with the pain of getting shot down.’ Over the next month, I couldn’t get this conversation out of my mind. Every day I ran into some wounded warrior: a father facing the death of his son, a husband stunned by the unfaithfulness of his wife, a brother betrayed by a brother. Finally, I recognized I had to write something to encourage us guys.”—Dr. Steve Stephens
Description : I pray that you have been encouraged to get back into the race for the battle for righteousness. I pray that you get wisdom and understanding to what caused your wounds. If you do not know what caused them you will not know how to pray effectively to get specific result that you are praying to accomplish. Ask yourself these three questions: number one - were your wounds self-affected by being disobedient to HIS Word? Number two - were your wounds caused by trials and tribulation through the testing of your faith? Number three - were they caused by attacks from Satan and his demons? If you know the wounds were self-affected by acts of disobedience then pray for forgiveness and receive HIS mercy and grace (Psalm 103:3). If it is by trials and the testing of your faith then pray for strength and rebuke fear out of your life and be encouraged by HIS every Word (1 Corinthians 16:13). If they are by attacks of Satan and his demons then rebuke them and bind them by speaking the Word of GOD with boldness and authority in JESUS name (Ephesians 6:10-18). Always be on guard and never let your guard down by keeping on your spiritual armor at all times. Take appropriate responses to the wounds you have received by being a prepared people in GOD’s Word on this earth. We must transform our lives to GOD’s Holy Will. We must have a prescribed rule of conduct or action toward our everyday living. Know that whatever causes your wounds, no matter how deep it may be, it should never replace the love of GOD in your heart. HE knows what you are going through and HE knows how to fix it! Now pray this prayer: Dear Heavenly Father please forgive me for not trusting in You and doubting Your love for me. Renew my spirit Lord with the Spirit of Wisdom that I may get understanding. Lord give me a hunger and a thirst after Your righteousness and may I always be aware of Your presence with fear and humbleness. I will confess now: I’m fearless, strong and fully persuaded in my faith. I’m an Ultimate Warrior here on this earth for the Kingdom of GOD in JESUS name.
Description : Disability benefits available through the Social Security Admin. (SSA) can be an important source of financial support for some wounded warriors, and Congress has mandated that the DoD and VA help them learn about and apply for such benefits. This report determines: (1) how many wounded warriors have applied and been approved for SSA benefits and the extent to which they are receiving benefits from across the 3 agencies; (2) what steps DoD, VA, and SSA have taken to inform wounded warriors about SSA benefits, and the challenges that confront this process; and (3) steps taken by all three agencies to facilitate the processing of wounded warrior disability claims. This report reviewed policy doc¿s., surveyed wounded warriors, and analyzed admin. data.