At Heal the Warriors, we have developed a three-pronged approach to providing the care and resources our warriors, first responders, and their families need to heal after mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI). Recent studies show that warriors with one mTBI are more susceptible to suicidal ideation. Unfortunately, warriors with more than one mTBI are at even greater risk. Treating the injury to the brain is an upstream intervention to help reduce unacceptable suicide risk our warriors and first responders face.

Our approach is based on years of experience, research and actual patient evaluations, along with subjective and objective testing. We have been involved in treating 100’s of families suffering from mTBI with great success. Our integrative approach systematically combines holistic, evidence-based therapies including hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT) as the primary modality for treatment, along neuro and biofeedback, near infrared light therapy, psychotherapy,vibroacoustic therapy (VAT). We use gold standard psychosocial evaluations, computer based cognitive assessments, EEG, and other subjective and objective measures to develop protocols and monitor success.

If you are someone you know is suffering from service-related mTBI, please contact us! 

Our Approach

1. Treat the physical injury

Heal the Warriors provides access to natural, evidence-based therapies like hyperbaric oxygen therapy and near infrared light therapy to help increase bloodflow to restricted and injured areas of the brain that are hypoxic and inflamed. This therapeutic strategy helps cells that have been functioning partially or sometimes not at all to receive the oxygen they need to start functioning properly once again.  HBOT is a powerful anti-inflammatory intervention. As oxygen permeates through to damaged cells and inflammation decreases in the brain and the entire body, symptoms start to lessen. 

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2. Treat the psychological and emotional symptoms

Treating the physical and emotional symptoms of the mild traumatic brain injury is an important next step in the healing process. Heal the Warriors provides access to tools to help address these symptoms, including access to talk therapy, neurofeedback, biofeedback and Vibroacoustic Therapy (VAT). This allows the warrior to address things like anxiety, depression, cognitive decline, memory issues, anger, attention deficit, sleep irregularity and more!

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3. Treat the family caregiver

As the warrior suffers, so does the spouse and/or family caregiver. Heal the Warriors provides tools and services to help family caregivers understand the world in which they now live and helps them not just survive… but thrive. Heal the Warriors has been involved with a team of experts to help develop the KWM Workshop Series for Compassion Fatigue. This three part workshop series outlines the vital physical, mental, emotional and spiritual facets of Compassion Fatigue and provides a unique protocol and strategy to address them with natural, evidence-based therapies in a workshop forum. 

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Even MILD traumatic brain injury can create MAJOR problems for our warriors and their families

Hundreds of thousands of warriors and first responders suffer from service-related mild traumatic brain injury. The standard of care they receive consists only of symptom management; there is no standard of care for the actual injury to the brain, as of yet.

Left untreated, mild traumatic brain injury can lead to cognitive decline, homelessness, incarceration, unemployment, divorce and suicide.

Heal the Warriors, along with our dedicated donors and volunteers, provides the care our warriors need to heal after mild traumatic brain injury, directly helping reduce suicidal ideation, among many other important long-term benefits. 

Through the Heal the Warriors program, have seen dramatic improvements in physical, psychological, cognitive and emotional symptoms, and overall improvement in quality of life.


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