2020 was a wild year, to say the least! While both unprecedented and challenging, this past year was also remarkable and encouraging for all of us at Veterans Exploring Treatment Solutions (VETS).
Thanks to your support, 2020 was pivotal in making our mark on veteran healthcare. We are astounded at the level of support we've received, and the numbers show that we are having a real impact on the lives of veterans.
Our major accomplishments in 2020 were:
Accepting a transformational gift of $100,000 from Dr. Bronner’s as part of the company’s Heal Soul campaign for psychedelic therapy.
Helping 110 Special Forces veterans and spouses through our Foundational Healing Grants, with up to 20 veterans (or spouses) per month receiving funding support from VETS for psychedelic therapy, not including other avenues of support, such as coaching and educational resources.
Starting our collaboration with Stanford University on an upcoming brain imaging study of the ibogaine as a possible treatment for traumatic brain injury (TBI).
Expanding our staff, getting ready to launch our new website, and upgrading our internal systems to expand our capacity to serve in 2021 and beyond!
What we need now is for each of our subscribers—that means you!—to forward this email to a friend, family member, coworkers, service buddy, or anyone you know who loves a veteran, and ask them to learn more about VETS, donate, and share.
What we need now is for each of our subscribers—that means you!—to forward this page to a friend, family member, coworkers, service buddy, or anyone you know who loves a veteran, and ask them to learn more about VETS, donate, and share.
2021 is going to be a monumental year for VETS. As psychedelic therapy gradually becomes accepted as the next major advance in healthcare for a variety of mental health conditions, VETS is committed to never leaving our veterans behind.
With extreme gratitude,
Marcus and Amber Capone Founders, VETS
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Through our Foundational Healing Grants, VETS provides funding, coaching, and additional resources for veterans seeking treatment with psychedelic-assisted therapies.
VETS Grants Report
29 Foundational Healing Grants awarded, including:
- 29 Special Forces veterans
- 26 Navy
- 2 Army
- 1 Marine Corps
- 7 spouses
- 9 travel grants ($3,900)
- $68,825 total grants
- Over 200 hours of Preparation & Integration Coaching
- 40 hours of Group Coaching
VETS supports scientific research into the benefits and risks of psychedelics for treating TBI, PTSD, addiction, and other conditions affecting veterans.
In 2021, VETS will partner with researchers at the Stanford University Brain Stimulation Lab on a first-of-its-kind brain imaging study of the safety of ibogaine-assisted therapy in veterans with head trauma, combat, or blast exposure. In addition to psychological and cognitive testing of 30 veterans receiving Foundational Healing Grants from VETS, study participants will also receive magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and electroencephalography (EEG) to explore possible brain changes associated with its use.
VETS works to reduce the stigmas associated with trauma and psychedelic therapies, and to ensure that veterans have access to the most effective healthcare options.
VETS is proud to partner with organizations that support ending veteran suicide through psychedelic therapy.
November 11, 2020
“I have been reborn and brought into the light!”
“This entire experience has been life altering..my perspective has completely changed..thank you.”
“I hope every SEAL can do this. It would do so much for the community.”
“That was the most transformative experience of my entire life.”
“I’m still in awe and grateful for everything.”