The Need.

  • 2.8 million Veterans of the Iraq and Afghanistan wars – iava.org/about
  • 26% of returning combat Veterans may have mental health conditions (PTSD, anxiety, depression). – 2009 Rand report
  • 50% of those with PTSD do not seek treatment. 400,000 untreated cases of PTSD. – VA estimates
  • 11 million Veterans are not in the labor force. – 2014 study
  • 49,933 Veterans experienced homelessness on a single night in January 2014. – 2014 Point-in-Time Count
  • 22-A-Day: Rates of Veteran suicide. 2012 VA Suicide Data Report
  • 41% of veterans stated that they are more likely to exercise if they can do it with a group or team. – Red White and Blue