The United States Department of Veteran Affairs recognizes the Patriot Project USA ® as a National Veterans Organization adressing the  Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) amongst  Military Veterans 
PROVIDING a better lifefor those WHO FOUGHT TO PROTECT OURS                                 

PROVIDING A BETTER LIFE FOR THOSE WHO FOUGHT TO PROTECT OURS

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HERE'S WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING ABOUT THE PATRIOT PROJECT USA
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"My office has referred Veterans to the Patriot Project for employment and have had a very high success rate"

                                                                                                                         Susan Rainsford
                                                                                                                         Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor
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"I met Kenny last year at a Town Hall meeting- great guy who's on a worthy mission!"

                                                                                                                         Congressman Dan Lipinski
                                                                                                                         U.S. Representative, 3rd district

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" We are thrilled to have a Patriot Project office in our city".........                    Mayor Lucy Vinis, Eugene,Oregon
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“We are proud to provide our services to our service members, veterans, and their families that serve this great country of ours”, commented Bradley Stein, Director and Senior Counselor at The South Suburban Council.


The Council understands that active duty and retired members of the armed forces are not immune to substance misuse that can affect the rest of society.



The stresses of deployment combined with military culture are largely accountable for improper use of substances in both military members and civilians alike. Zero-tolerance policies and stigma can often pose difficulties in identifying substance abuse in many military personnel. Furthermore, lack of confidentiality deters many who need treatment from actually seeking it. The South Suburban Council and Patriot Project USA understand that addiction, substance misuse, and mental health recovery requires more than putting "the plug in the jug".


We have embraced the dual diagnosis model by incorporating PTSD recognition into our treatment plans. This allows us to treat both conditions adequately and ensures that neither of them go unnoticed. Doing this addresses the cognitive impulsivity behind substance abuse disorders, but more importantly, provides the resources necessary to control the deeper-rooted issues that fuel them.


We are fully aware that treatment evolves over time and we are committed to evolving in every way that we can to meet each Veteran's individual needs for recovery. This, we promise you.


   
                THE FIRST THREE STEPS ARE THE MOST IMPORTANT STEPS
 IN SAVING A LIFE                                                                                                              (CLICK ON THE TABS BELOW)

DID YOU KNOW?  MORE ACTIVE DUTY MILITARY PERSONNEL DIED BY SUICIDE THAN DURING COMBAT

In 2012 alone, an estimated 6,500 former military personnel died by suicide. More active duty veterans succumbed to suicide that year than were killed during combat. The Army suffered 52% of the suicides from all branches.


In 2013, the VA released a study that covered suicides from 1999 to 2010, which showed that roughly 22 veterans were dying by suicide per day, or one every 65 minutes


Some sources even suggest that this rate may be under-counting suicides.


A recent analysis found a suicide rate among veterans of about 30 per 100,000 population per year, compared with the civilian rate of 14 per 100,000. That's more than double the suicide rate of the average civilian. The total number of veteran suicides varied by age group; 31% were by veterans 49 and below, while 69% were by veterans aged 50 and older.  This goes to show that there are no limitations in who and what veteran will be effected. It is a crisis that must be addressed like one. 

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ST. PAUL, MN January 19,2020 by Emma Tompkins

pictured left, Patriot Project`s Chairman, Kenny Joseph DeAndrea met with St.Paul Mayor, Melvin Carter to discuss what we all can do to help Veterans suffering from PTSD and TBI. 


" Veterans need to know that we care- that we`re here for them and that we will do all that we can to help them." DeAndrea has now become a crusader for the 22 Veterans that will end their life every day in America.


He continues, " I was trained as a U.S. Marine never to leave anyone behind, I've got 22 Veterans to save today,  who`s with me" ?


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           Are you a former service member or affiliate interested in one of our programs?
                                                  For more information, call (888) 842-1088.
                                       We look forward to serving those who have served us.

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