Mental Health Epidemic

We live in a nation filled with struggle, stress, hardship, and trauma. Suicide claims the life of an American every 11 minutes; and our core constituencies (service members, veterans, and first responders) are at a far higher risk.

Mental health has become the defining public health & societal challenge of our time.

Surgeon General Dr. Vivek Murthy
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While suicide represents the ultimate failure of our systems of care and support, they do not sufficiently demonstrate the scale of the challenge. It is estimated that at least 30 percent of combat veterans and first responders are suffering in silence with a range of mental health challenges.

What is required was made abundantly clear in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA): “new and engaging approaches for the treatment of PTSD are needed.”

28 percent of veterans had suicidal thoughts within the past 12 months; 76 percent are battling PTSD and anxiety; and 72 percent are battling depression. -Findings by the 2022 Wounded Warrior Project Survey

After witnessing first-hand the failures of traditional approaches, it was our early recognition of this truth that led Boulder Crest Foundation to the development of Warrior PATHH.

Warrior PATHH represents the first-ever program designed to cultivate and facilitate Posttraumatic Growth (PTG) amongst the military and veteran community. PTG is a decades-old science that provides a framework for transforming times of deep struggle into profound strength and lifelong growth, and to thrive in the aftermath of trauma.

Did you know
About 6% of the population in the United States will be diagnosed with PTSD sometime in their lifetime. For Veterans, that percentage is estimated to be double.

Changing the Narrative

When it comes to mental health, the prevailing narrative is one of diminishment, dysfunction, disconnection, and diagnosis. This narrative, and the failure of mainstream treatments to do anything but help people better endure suffering and feel less bad, leaves far too many of those struggling with the belief that they are destined for a diminished existence. This is a recipe not only for despair but suicide — which is precisely what we are seeing across all of the communities we serve.

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We’re on a mission to change the world with the transformative power of PTG training.


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sustained reduction of stress experienced by Warrior PATHH graduates


increase in Posttraumatic Growth experienced by Warrior PATHH graduates

Interested in Learning More About PTG? Explore the "I Want to Grow from Trauma" section of the PTG Resource Library

I Want to Grow From Trauma