Patriot Outreach is made possible by a dedicated group of professionals and other individuals who share a common concern for the health and well being of the brave men and women who selflessly devote their lives to the defense of liberty and our nation.
Our mission is twofold:
First - To provide private and confidential access to simple and effective resources to those troubled or suffering as a result of stressful or traumatic experiences while in the service of our nation.
Second - To provide a forum whereby concerned and experienced professionals can share their expertise and experience. To promote better understanding of the needs of our Noble Warriors among our Military, Health Professionals and Government Leadership. By doing so we hope to improve mission readiness and to provide hope to the guardians of our nation.
My Testimonial –
An Open Cry
Colonel Antonio P. Monaco, United States Army
Noble Warriors!! I must confess I can no longer remain silent, stand by and watch. We have banded together in the face of adversity before and once more we will.
There is a new battlefield!! Too many of us are bringing the enemy home; distressing our loved ones.
At an Army clinic, I ran into one of my Soldiers who was having stomach problems and no one could figure out why. Quietly, he confessed of having a recurring image of a dead Soldier he had
zipped into a body bag. Later that week, I read a U.S. News & World Report article dealing with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) which featured a friend of mine, COL Kathy Platoni, a combat-stress team psychologist.
I keyed on U.S. News & World Report's account that the core problem is “Reimagining the trauma again...” Forces exist to demoralize us and lead us to an unwitting path of self-destructive behavior. These recurring images lurk within us to take us down.
Are you Stressed? Depressed? Isolated, Angry and full of Resentment? Who will take care of us if we don’t? There is no need to struggle alone, and in darkness.
Even the renowned psychologist and founder of analytical psychology, Carl Jung, acknowledged, “What you resist persists.”
Seeking professional help is always advisable. What I discovered is a very private, simple, non-intrusive Exercise called, “Be Still and Know.” It has helped me immensely in overcoming extreme adversities. It is confidential, effective and powerful. And I have freely shared the Exercise with my family and colleagues alike.