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NEWS RELEASE OCTOBER 17, 2022
Warrior to Citizen, Inc. (W2C) Announces the Completion of a Highly Effective Program for Army Ranger Candidates Faced With the Loss of Two of Their Team Members on Mt. Yonah on August 14, 2022.
“It was a great success based on the evaluations from all of 50 participants,” said Mike Roberts, President & CEO at Warrior to Citizen, Inc. (W2C).
Participant feedback from the 50 attendees was that the training and counseling provided made it easier to deal with the grief with the losses of the Rangers that occurred in this training accident. Some of their impressions were:
“Exceeds expectations” “Very much enjoyed the entire event” “…speaking one-on-one with the counselors was very effective…” “The content … was very introspective and supportive” “this whole workshop definitely exceeded my expectations” “I came in not wanting to come and I’m leaving grateful that I did with new tools” “Great Team, Great Work”
A Big “Thank You” to all the donors and others who made this program possible. It is very much appreciated by everyone.
Mike Roberts, President & CEO at Warrior to Citizen, Inc. (W2C).
Trauma Induced Stress – In Its Many Forms and Effects
Members of the Armed Services, first responders/public safety officials and their families across the nation often face psychological and emotional wounds borne of trauma-induced stress from their experiences on front lines of America’s safety.
For so many of these warriors, their struggles tragically can end up including drinking, drugs, passivity or even violent acting out and suicides. So many express feelings of depression, sadness, loneliness and separation, emotional isolation and intimacy starvation. Too many have feelings of fear, frustration and anger, preoccupation, high stress, anxiety, nervousness and difficulty in focusing.
Sadly, these conditions lead to the destruction of relationships, families, careers and ultimately lives
Too often the warrior also finds it difficult to get past the adrenaline inducing negative thrill of excitement from danger or high- risk situations. Too often, the hero misses the unduplicated closeness and camaraderie of those who have shared these highly stressful experiences.
For those heroes who have experienced degrees of trauma-induced brokenness, treatment histories overwhelmingly demonstrate clearly that go-it-alone, individual, isolated or one-off treatments of just the warrior alone are far less effective in restoring their lives and enabling them to transition successfully and happily back into civilian society.
We Solve These Problems
Today, there are approximately 6 million post 9-11 military service members and first responders/public safety officials in the U.S. – many face a devastating reality.