Chicago (PRWEB) July 30, 2009
Vets Prevail, an online post-deployment training tool, built for Vets by Vets, helps Veterans readjust to civilian life, launched its Official Facebook Fan Page. The Fan Page was created to build support for the record number of returning troops, ensuring they receive the proper care during a difficult readjustment phase.
In fact, a new study found that more than one-third of Iraq and Afghanistan war Veterans who enrolled in the Veterans health system after 2001 received a diagnosis of a mental health problem, most often post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) or depression. The study by researchers at the San Francisco Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center and the University of California, San Francisco, also found that the number of Veterans found to have mental health problems rose steadily the longer they were out of the service.
The Fan Page has grown to more than 600 fans in just two weeks. Vets Prevail's community growth demonstrates the resounding effort by both civilians and military personnel, alike, to stand behind their troops and fellow Veterans, according to Justin Savage, a Veteran and head of Prevail Health Solutions Warrior Support Team.
As subscribers to the page, fans dialogue with each other and share their unique experiences both in combat and in their mission to readjust to civilian life, taking advantage of all the resources available to them. They share photos and advice to encourage each other as they navigate their new lives forever changed by combat. The community is supported by non-military personnel that are grateful for their national heroes' dedication and sacrifice.
"The Facebook Fan Page is just one component of the Vets Prevail strategy to use peer-to-peer networking and social media as a 360 degree approach to assist in readjustment to civilian life, and specifically address depression, PTSD and other mental health issues unique to Vets," Savage said.
Become a member of Vets Prevail's Fan Page today.
About Vets Prevail
Vets Prevail is a product from Prevail Health Solutions and was created for Vets by Vets designed to help Veterans transition to life after military service (post deployment re-adjustment, combat stress and PTSD). The online training and support is provided by using cutting edge development technology and evidenced-based care, delivered online. For more information visit http://www.vetsprevail.com/ and http://www.prevailhs.com/.
Contact: Justin Cohen or 847.922.9121.