In the days following Dillion's death, other soldiers and veterans reached out to the Naslund family. These veterans were also silently struggling with the effects of combat. Dillion's story had inspired them to reach out. These soldiers, like Dillion, felt as if they were alone. They are not. In Dillion's honor, the Naslunds are committed to raising awareness of the symptoms of PTSI and of the resources that are available to our veterans dealing with this disease.
Post traumatic stress is also a family battle. During Dillion's struggles, Lisa and Jeff were not aware of the extensive resources that are available to aid the families of individuals with PTSI. They want to make it easier for others to become aware of the disease and of the many resources available to help reduce the loss of 22 soldiers a day from PTSI-related suicide. Imagine, there are 22 families a day who are dealing the loss of their veteran from PTSI.
Getting help with PTSI starts with a conversation!! The Naslunds hope that the many resources here will give the family of a veteran suffering with PTSI a head start on finding the help that they and their veteran so much need and deserve.
Operation Engage America provides support, awareness, education and resources for veterans, community members and their families living with PTSI (Post Traumatic Stress Injury) and TBI (Traumatic Brain Injury) and for those in the community who want to support them and be a part of the solution.