Being a part of a military family is a special thing. You face many challenges other families usually wouldn’t have to deal with such as deployment, multiple moves, and of course, living on base. You learn to deal with each of these things with the support of your own family, and other close military families. All of these different and unique experiences give you and your family a very unique bond.
However, there is a new topic that is becoming increasingly prominent within the military community: mental health injuries such as post-traumatic stress and traumatic brain injury. As more and more of our military service members return with symptoms associated with these invisible injuries, treatment must be readily available for them. The Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund is dedicated to not only providing treatment for these service men and women, but also to the entire family unit.
IFHF is raising money to build Intrepid Spirit centers, satellite centers to the National Intrepid Center of Excellence, located in Bethesda, Maryland. Part of the treatment plan offered at these centers focuses on the important role and influence of families in the recovery process. This includes group and even marital counseling. Post-traumatic stress and traumatic brain injury are injuries that are different in nature than pure physical injuries. The opportunity to talk through these injuries within the family unit, as well as medical professionals can provide great comfort to all parties involved.
The inclusion of the military family unit is something that IFHF has always considered of the utmost importance. Having a strong family unit is sometimes the biggest help a service member could ask for, and having the family as part of the healing process will only strengthen the family unit further.
Our military families members are undoubtedly some of the strongest people in our lives, but at times families are called on to provide support in stressful times. A donation to IFHF helps support our wounded heroes, and in turn – their entire families. We invite you to learn more about the Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund, the Intrepid Spirit centers, and to join an encouraging community by following us on Facebook and Twitter.
Posted on August 7 2014 in Blog