Many of us isolated ourselves after military life. Feeling as if no one could understand what we’ve been through, we began the descent into depression, anxiety and sometimes rage. And how about the loss of self-identity? The trip can carry a former soldier toward alcohol and drug abuse to homelessness and ultimately suicide. Our families have cared deeply but haven’t known what to do.
Not that we have all the answers, but “having been there and done that”, our team of ‘returned Vets’ has pledged to help you – the ‘returning Vet’ transition back to civilian life. That is the goal of The Orban Foundation For Veterans. Our pledge is to offer ourselves to you as a trusted first voice, if you find life to be overwhelming or hopeless. While we do not replace traditional resources, we can share with you how we lived through the challenges and gradually found peace and serenity. We know you can too.
To that end, we have created the podcast, The Stigma Free Vet Zone. It is a weekly stream of ‘rough transition’ stories as told by fellow vets, including their ideas on how it is we get better. Some details may reflect your own experiences. If you are on the other end of the transition cycle and have a story to share, we invite you to contact us for an interview.
Bob Bach, Erin Schraufnagel, Mike Orban and friends of Orban Foundation For Veterans
Stigma Free Vet Zone Podcast made possible in part by a grant from …