Veterans' Mental Health & Well-Being
Returning soldiers coming home to communities across America are faced with innumerable challenges as they transition out of the military and resume civilian life. Our veterans often face a multitude of physical and mental health challenges, and their families and caregivers feel the impact as well. 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 Veterans' 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 partners with employees in Bristol-Myers Squibb’s Veterans Community Network (VCN) to facilitate employee engagement with the veteran community.