Dedicated to helping combat veterans affected by war.
Combat, Brain Injuries & Suicide
Warfighters are exposed to countless toxins, concussive blasts, dangerous chemicals, experimental vaccines, and traumatic events. Due to these exposures the US veteran population is suffering from a myriad of mental health injuries which have become known as ”invisible wounds of war". These wounds are the signature injuries of the modern battlefield. Essentially, they are all brain injuries.
- Risk for suicide is 22 percent higher among Veterans when compared to U.S. non-Veteran adults.
- The rate of suicide in 2015 was 2.1 times higher among veterans compared with nonveteran adults.
- Adults who have had a concussion are three times more likely to commit suicide than the rest of the population, most combat veterans have had at least one concussion.
- Studies show that trauma from exposure to suicide can contribute to PTSD and suicidal ideation.
Bottom line, If you're a combat veteran, you're more likely to commit suicide, especially if you've had a concussion or been exposed to suicide.
Mission of Project Recoil
The mission of Project Recoil is to help veterans identify, treat, and heal their own “invisible wounds of war", using art, recreation and fellowship.
If you're a creative veteran, check out Recoil Inkorporated, a creative veteran association. If you just want to support veterans, you can buy our products or artwork. Anything branded as "Recoil Inkorporated" benefits Veterans through Project Recoil.
Organizations we are proud to support:
American Infantry Marines of 2/8, a foundation created to assist combat veterans of 2nd Battalion 8th Marines stay connected.