Veterans Expedition Therapy is dedicated to improving mental health in veteran community by connecting veterans and their families with the outdoors, improving quality of life, and reduce social isolation through meaningful personal connections
To provide a community of support for veterans seeking growth and healing with family and friends in the outdoors
Veterans Expedition Therapy is a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit organization incorporated in Colorado committed to helping veterans in a non-traditional wilderness therapy setting. We are founded and operated by combat veterans of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan
Experiencing mental health issues can be scary. When veterans go through difficult emotions, they can't think clearly. Instead, they are taken over by fear, anxiety, anger, embarrassment, depression, and helplessness. Veterans often operate on what's known as "lizard brain." This means rational thinking is no longer present. The veteran then needs to focus on getting grounded and calm to make good decisions in a time of need.
We've taken the term "Embrace the S.U.C.K." and developed an acronym for veterans to remember during difficult times. It's a way for veterans to understand what's happening at that moment and have a plan of action to find safety.
Stop what you're doing
Recognize that something's not right.
Understand that your thoughts are normal
For people who have experienced what you have.
Change your scenery
Remove yourself from the situation and call a friend.
Know that you are loved
We are here for you if you need a support system.
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Your support and contributions enable us to provide awesome expeditions for veterans! Your donations are greatly appreciated and help fund our mission!
We understand that group expeditions may not be for everyone. Please contact us about individual or small group expeditions!
Feel free to contact us anytime!