Veterans' Mental Health & Well-Being
Soldiers returning home from war carry more than duffle bags and dog tags when their tour of duty ends. Nearly one in four men and women who served in Iraq and Afghanistan suffer with major depression or post-traumatic stress, yet many soldiers who need mental health care are not receiving it.
The Foundation’s Mental Health & Well-Being initiative focuses on community-based solutions to aid in the much-needed response to the mental health and community reintegration needs of veterans, military service members, their families and the families of the fallen.
The Foundation also is a founding member of the Philanthropy-Joining Forces Impact Pledge, a partnership with the Office of the First Lady, and partners with employees in Bristol-Myers Squibb’s Veterans Community Network (VCN) and American Corporate Partners to facilitate one-on-one mentoring relationships for veterans with corporate professionals.