Veterans Exploring Treatment Solutions (VETS) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization working to END the veteran suicide epidemic. VETS was founded by Amber and Marcus Capone after Marcus, a 13-year Navy SEAL veteran, found healing from symptoms of PTSD and TBI in psychedelic-assisted therapies. Since 2019, VETS has provided grants for hundreds of U.S. Special Forces veterans to receive psychedelic-assisted therapy treatment outside the U.S., as well as preparation and integration coaching. VETS believes that psychedelic therapy can lay the foundation for further healing. This “foundational healing” enables continued progress across a range of therapeutic modalities, and is supported by a robust coaching program, providing a holistic treatment solution for veterans.
After serving as a U.S. Navy SEAL for 13 years with multiple combat deployments, Marcus Capone was diagnosed with PTSD. He tried multiple treatments without success. At a loss, Marcus' wife Amber chose not to give up and brought Marcus to psychedelic-assisted therapy. Marcus traveled to a reputable independent clinic outside of the U.S. to receive treatment with ibogaine and 5-MeO-DMT. The treatment worked, and Marcus and Amber co-founded VETS to help other combat veterans.
VETS provides resources, research, and advocacy for U.S. military veterans seeking psychedelic-assisted therapies for TBI, PTSD, addiction, and other health conditions. Join VETS' mission to END the veteran suicide epidemic by accessing the most advanced healthcare options for our veterans.
You can find out more about Veterans Exploring Treatment Solutions and keep up with other community events at vetsolutions.orgor their social media accounts@veteransolutions.
Self-Respect can hit in two different ways. One is through fitness. You have to take care of your body in order to thrive. If you just sit on the couch and eat potato chips then you will live a short unhappy life. Self-respect is treating your body like a temple and taking care of it to the best of your ability. The second way self-respect is important is mental health and asking for help. I’ve always played the game of admitting any of that is a weakness. After seeing so many of my peers find so much relief I finally found out how much seeking help and talking to people about it all can help. Without taking care of myself both physically and mentally there is no getting to the objective.
Today, nearly 200,000 of our American service members are deployed in more than 100 countries around the world. But our troops are not as equipped as we’d like to think. Many times, they need resources faster than the government can supply them. Red tape, supply chain issues, or equipment failures mean that our service members are sometimes in the field without the equipment they need to protect themselves or to do the job effectively. When our troops need operational gear, they don’t need it in a few weeks or months. They need it now. Troops Direct fills the gap to protect our service members by supplying them with the equipment they need— usually within days, anywhere around the world. Our troops sacrifice daily to protect us, sometimes at the cost of their own lives. It’s our duty to support them - to provide what they need to accomplish missions and come home safe and in one piece.
This year I am partnering with Legacies Alive, an organization focused on supporting our Nation’s Gold Star Families, by undertaking the 2023 Legacies Alive Challenge. On September 24, 2023, the 12th anniversary of Tyler’s death, I will begin a 425-mile, four week hike from Tyler’s hometown of Dana Point, CA and finish in Ricardo’s hometown of Salinas, CA. My mission is to honor, celebrate, and pay tribute to not just Tyler and Ricardo, but to all who have died in service to the United States of America. The money raised will go towards building permanent memorials, for both Tyler and Ricardo, in each of their hometowns respectively.
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