The U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs estimates that up to 30 percent of veterans suffer from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). Boulder Crest Retreat for Military and Veteran Wellness is the nation's first privately-funded rural wellness center dedicated exclusively to solving the problem of combat stress. The Retreat is developing the nation's first comprehensive, evidence-based curriculum for combat stress recovery -- an effort called PATHH (Progressive and Alternative Therapies for Healing Heroes). The 37-acre retreat is a is a rural sanctuary that provides free accommodations, recreational and therapeutic activities in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains in Bluemont, Virginia, just 50 miles west of Washington, D.C. For more information, visit the Boulder Crest Retreat website at www.bouldercrestretreat.org.
For more on PTSD and treatment options, visit the Military.com PTSD section.