top of page

6,146 veterans die by suicide annually.

And that’s only one sign of the enduring struggle we’ve seen among our veterans since 2001. About 30% of veterans are returning home from war with symptoms of depression, PTSD, or traumatic brain injury. And there’s a parallel epidemic of personal and professional struggle within the first responder and public safety community, which includes many veterans.

Hundreds of thousands of our nation’s brave defenders are left to manage or mask their symptoms without the regenerative care they deserve. And unlike physical wounds, these “invisible wounds” ripple down generationally. We can’t afford to wait another day. Avalon Action Alliance partners are motivated and scaling our proven programs nationally. We hope you’ll join us.

Banner 2.webp

A New Call to Arms

Interrelated Symptoms Worsen the Problem

Three interrelated conditions are at the heart of the issue: depression, often coinciding with Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI), and substance abuse. Though dubbed “invisible wounds,” the changes in psychological health that accompany these conditions have visible manifestations, including some overlapping ones which can lead to misdiagnosis.

What do veterans with these invisible injuries need?


Accurate assessment with clear navigation to proven solutions


Military-relevant settings and peer support


Opportunities to regain control of their well-being and sense of purpose for life

Current options to resolve these needs are largely inadequate, ineffective, or inaccessible without significant costs to the veteran. Although pockets of excellence exist, most organizations don’t have a comprehensive approach for veterans and their families, nor are they capable or equipped to meet the growing demand.

While the majority of veterans lead fulfilling lives after service, as a nation we fall short in serving the needs of veterans and their families dealing with invisible wounds. Avalon is delivering proven integrative care and training over status quo approaches.

Overlapping Symptoms

The possible symptoms of invisible wounds include overlapping ones that can lead to misdiagnosis.

The possible symptoms of invisible wounds include overlapping ones that can lead to misdiagnosis.

Frame 44_edited.jpg

More than 1 in 5 veterans with post-traumatic stress suffer from the burden of co-occurring dependence on drugs or alcohol.

Winning the battle within.

Possible Symptoms of Substance Use Disorders

  • Unable to stop or limit use

  • Increasing tolerance to substance

  • Excessive time spent to get, use and/or recover from use

  • Withdrawal symptoms

Possible Symptoms of Traumatic Brain Injury

  • Headaches

  • Dizziness

  • Nausea & Vomiting

  • Light & Sound Sensitivity

  • Visual Disturbances

Possible Symptoms of PTSD

  • Hyper vigilance

  • Flashbacks

  • Nightmares

  • Re-experiencing symptoms

  • Avoidance

  • Emotional numbing

bottom of page