KDAF news in Dallas, TX ran a segment today, highlighting the all-too-common struggle that many returning veterans face when reintegrating, and how a new partnership between Allies in Service and WILL Interactive is aiming to help.
“Coming back incapacitated any sort of way wasn’t even on my spectrum to be honest,” Joe said. “For a while there I say I refer to myself I was a ball of hate.”
Sharon Sloan knows Joe’s story. She sees it play out every day. Her company, WILL Interactive, develops programs to help soldiers deal with depression and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. The Army reports suicides are up 80-percent from 2004 to 2008. There were 16 suicides in January of this year alone.
“There are so many veterans out there suffering from post traumatic stress, from combat trauma, from other issues that are potentially suicidal,” Sloan said. “We can help those people.”
Dallas based Allies in Service secured a partnership with WILL Interactive to give soldiers and their families free access to a cutting edge tool to help them reintegrate into the civilian world. The interactive movie helps soldiers fight this new war inside on the home front. They play out real world scenarios before they are forced to live them out and blow up.
See the video here.