Alternative Options for Veterans

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Raised by 23 people in 8 months

 is a community of U.S. veterans and Matt, seeking financial support from you to provide awareness, education, safety, and research around alternative healing options for veterans suffering from a complex issue that is facing the nation today: Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder or PTSD. 

According to a recent VA study, we lose 22 of our Nation's Warriors every day. The study has received critism for its exclusiveness in covering only 23 U.S. states, excluding Texas and California, which are the among the top states to have the highest demographic of veterans. It is a general consensus in the veteran community that it may be twice as many (22) that we lose to suicide, possibly as high as 50 a day. This cannot stand. 

Over the past 3 years Veterans for Entheogenic Therapy(VET) has successfully treated 150 veterans with entheogenic therapy through our program strictly from donations by the public.  Per the Veterans Administration , there is an estimated 300,000 - 600,000 Iraq and Afghanistan veterans who suffer with PTSD.  Currently we have a list of over 500 pre-screened (some homeless) United States veterans, many of which are desperately seeking an alternative healing option.

Our Goal is to raise $250,000 to clear our list.  Every donation helps and ALL DONATIONS go directly to veteran retreat and travel expenses.  PLEASE HELP, please donate if you can.  

Dear Potential Donor,

It is with humble earnest that we ask for your donation and contribution.  Our present situation with our Nation’s Warriors is dire at best.  Please know that you are a part of a grass roots effort to heal a damaged part of our collective psyche and spirit.  As we see it, there is nothing experimental about the VET program, these are ancient healing technologies that work by aggressively addressing and treating the root of the trauma.  Just as important as the direct healing experience is the VET integration program that fosters a supportive container in which our veterans can safely transform and thrive in their efforts to return to civilian life, in their efforts to be helpful and useful again.  

Our program has been battle tested over the past 3 years and is ready for your donation.  Please help us do what is right for those who have put everything on the line for all of our freedoms and personal liberties.  

If you made it this far, thank you for reading and your consideration.  With love and gratitude. 

Semper Fidelis,

Cpl. Ryan LeCompte, MA
Founder and Executive Director of VET
Marine Infantryman (0311)

Matt Simpson, Fundraiser Manager of VET

PS - There is so, so much more to this.  Please check out www.vetentheogenic.org as we have loads of relevant and pertinent information to our mission and cause to end veteran suicide.  

Veterans For Entheogenic Therapy, INC
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More recent VET Testimony:

"At one point in the ceremony, I got so deep in my experience that I felt lost and alone and afraid. I was on the brink of death. Then someone in the group triggered me for whatever reason, and the trigger saved me and brought me back."

-VET member who chooses to remain anonymous

Ryan's integration reflection: This is the power of this therapy for PTSD is that it can invoke changes in perception towards environmental triggers that would normally create destruction in the mind of a veteran with chronic PTSD. This is Post-Traumatic Growth or #PTGI

Thank you all for your contributions! It's changing veteran's lives!

Semper Fidelis!
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Check out our VET Podcast where we bring on vets and civilians alike to come on our show and share their experiences with PTSD and plant-based medicines and mindfulness approaches to it.

Ryan came through our program last year and felt called to be on the show and share his experience with our program.
FMF Combat Corpman Ryan Chavez Guest
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OIF FMF Combat Corpsman Ryan Ha-aut'z Chavez, who went through our program almost a year ago is continuing to thrive and keep a handle on his recovery. He is an inspiration to the entire team here at Veterans for Entheogenic Therapy, and shows the potential of what our program can do if VETS work it.

Semper Fidelis Ryan!

OIF FMF Corpsman Ryan Ha-aut'z Chavez
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