Our Vets Inc is a Nonprofit Organization our mission is to restore dignity, hope and self-sufficiency of all Veterans who have been diagnosed with Mental Illnesses as a result of Service Connected while in the Military.
To Provide support to homeless and at risk-Veterans by providing them with daily life essentials as well as communicate to them on the Stigma of Mental Health. Assist them with various programs and agencies that are in place that to help them adopt and succeed as they transition off the street.
We support, educate, and prepare Homeless and At-Risk Veterans to capitalize on their interests, strengths, prepare, advise, assist, and empower Veterans so that they can be self-sufficient.
To reduce homelessness in Veterans and to embody the Our Vets logo representing “Veterans helping Veterans.”
Believe it or Not:
Mental Health is one of the leading causes of Homelessness in Veterans. This is based on a large-scale Study revealed from 2012 by the VA on Mental Health on Veterans stated that mental disorders are common among homeless veterans. The VA’s IG noted that mental disorders is also a “strong predictor” of a veteran going homeless after discharge from active duty. Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) has been identified as the leading mental disorder among United States Veterans and so is Anxiety.
Source: Brain line
Mental health stigma causes individuals suffering from mental disorders to lose respect for themselves, whether or not they receive treatment. Shame arising from stigma worsens depressive symptoms and social alienation and increases rates of treatment non-compliance and drop-out.
Veterans avoid seeking out help for psychological problems because of the perceived stigma associated with needing mental health care. It leads to addiction and many varieties of issues. It is also referred to as:
- discrimination in professional and social settings.
- lack of understanding from friends, family members, or colleagues.
- poor self-esteem.
- lack of confidence.
- reluctance to get professional help.
Our Vets Vision is to reduce and Eradicate Mental Health Stigma in the Veteran Community, to foster the most successful Advocacy Program, Educational Program, Mentorship Program, Peer Support Mentoring Program, and provide Ongoing support to Veterans with Mental injuries such as Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Bipolar, Severe Depression Mood Disorder and other psychiatric disorders.
Homeless Veterans Assisted
Brown Bag Program Handed Out
Educational Pamphlet Delivered
Goodie Box Delivered