Veteran U.S. Expeditions and Explorations nonprofit, USX, launched its inaugural expedition to the top of Mount Everest with a successful summit on May 24, 2016. The organization’s mission is to shed light on the stigma that centers on soldier post-traumatic stress disorder, while guiding veterans in their transition back to civilian life through challenging expeditions that inspire camaraderie and purpose. USX goal is to do more than bring awareness to PTSD, but to also do something about it by creating expeditions that mirror being part of a mission-oriented unit and team in combat. Mount Everest is the first of many planned expeditions for USX.
Currently, out of just the 22 states in America reporting veteran suicides, more than 22 veterans and 1 active duty soldier commit suicide each day, making suicide rates for veterans double and sometimes triple of the rate of civilian suicides. Many PTSD related suicides are not reported. Get involved at:
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