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Our Mission

To End Veteran Suicide.

At VETS, we help veterans access safe, clinically-guided psychedelic therapies. These innovative treatments are capable of addressing deep psychological and physiological scars, and therefore hold unprecedented healing potential for our nation’s heroes. We ask all Americans to join us on our mission to END veteran suicide.

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The Status Quo Isn’t Working

We Need A New Solution for Veteran Mental Health.  

Whether it’s during training or deployment, the dangers of military service can inflict lingering wounds that often emerge once a veteran returns home. Traumatic brain injuries (TBI), post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and moral injury impact the ability of veterans to lead normal, healthy lives. The challenges of civilian life has led to unusually high cases of depression, addiction and, yes, suicide.  

Since 9/11, there has been a staggering increase in veterans taking their own lives. Suicide is now the second leading-cause of death for veterans under 45. In order to tackle this unprecedented crisis, we need to explore new treatment options to give our veterans the post-service care they deserve.

  • 20/day
    On average, roughly 20 veterans die by suicide every day. A recent study estimates the number could be as high as 44.
  • 29% of Vets
    29% of Global War on Terrorism Veterans are known to suffer from PTSD.
  • 125,000+
    Since 2001, there have been over 125K reported veteran suicide deaths.

VETS Programming Demonstrates Tangible Results

700+

Over 700 veterans have turned to VETS to pursue psychedelic-assisted therapy. This number will surpass one thousand by the end of 2024.

93.2%

93.2% of polled VETS grant recipients feel less depressed after experiencing these groundbreaking treatments.

100%

100% of polled grant recipients recommend VETS programming to fellow veterans.

Hundreds of elite combat veterans have restored hope and clarity in their lives through psychedelic-assisted therapy.

Sadly, they must leave the United States to receive this life-saving treatment, and neither government nor insurance companies provide any funding for them. 

That’s where VETS comes in. Our Foundational Healing Grants enable veterans to access safe, clinically guided psychedelic therapy in countries where these treatments are legal or unregulated. Word is quickly spreading about how effective these therapies are–our waitlist continues to grow, with hundreds of veterans eager to embark upon this promising frontier of medicine.

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How Our Story Began Watch the Video

Marcus and Amber Capone founded VETS in 2019 after their own experience with psychedelic therapy finally provided the healing relief their family needed.

As a Navy SEAL, Marcus faced countless dangers during multiple combat deployments to Afghanistan and Iraq. But after retiring from service in 2013, Marcus found himself in a new kind of war zone—an internal one–with Amber and their two kids caught in the crosshairs.

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Healing Grants

Our Foundational Healing Grants help veterans and their spouses receive psychedelic-assisted therapies at vetted, third party facilities outside the USA. The grants provide funding, coaching and wrap-around support for recipients and their families. All treatment options are safely monitored by medical professionals.

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How These Treatments Work

If you or a loved one are considering psychedelic-assisted therapy, you may have a lot of questions. With the help of our partners, we have created a free online e-course designed for veterans and their families, but available to anyone who wants to learn. The e-course explains the science, history and rationale behind psychedelic-assisted therapies.

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Need Help Now?

We encourage anyone seeking help to contact our partners at the Suicide Prevention Lifeline or the Veterans Crisis Line.

National Suicide Prevention Hotline
Veterans Crisis Line

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Psychedelic Conversations: Amber Capone - VETS: Veterans Exploring Treatment Solutions #111

Psychedelic Conversations: Amber Capone - VETS: Veterans Exploring Treatment Solutions #111

In this episode we discuss Amber's personal journey of supporting her husband through multiple combat deployments and their struggles transitioning back to civilian life, leading to the discovery of psychedelic therapy as a path to healing. Her story is one of love, resilience, and the pursuit of healing, not only for her husband but for countless other veterans facing similar challenges. We delve into the challenges spouses face, the importance of community support, and the potential of psychedelics like ibogaine and 5-MeO-DMT in treating PTSD, TBI, and fostering a deeper connection to life and purpose. As we explore the growth of VETS and their mission to expand access to psychedelic therapies, Amber's insights highlight the importance of individualized approaches, legislative change, and ongoing personal work in the healing journey.

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