The Soldiers Project
It has been a few years since we posted something about The Soldiers Project. The group is a 501C3 that offers free psychotherapy for anyone (of any branch) who has served in Iraq, Afghanistan, or surrounding countries. They also offer free therapy to any military recruiter (because of their higher suicide rates) or any recent service member who has had to perform death notifications, or who has suffered from military sexual trauma. Therapy is entirely free, and is open to active duty, vets, and any of their loved ones – boyfriends, girlfriends, spouses, parents, children, and even grandparents, if they are taking care of children during a deployment. Their therapists are all mental health professionals, and they must attend at least a few of our seminars prior to volunteering.
They have groups in Southern California, Sacramento, NW Washington State, Chicago, New York City and environs, Long Island, Boston, and (soon) Philadelphia. All therapy is free, and most therapists offer an unlimited number of sessions. They have individual, couples and family therapy.
People may come in to discuss anything – although the group was founded to address combat stress issues, we have learned that service members may have other issues they would like to talk about, and that is fine. We are there for you.
This is not a Jewish group, but a good number of their volunteers are Jewish. Visit thesoldiersproject.org for more information.