a voyage of healing for the

mind ~ body ~ soul
 

 

Founded in 2014, Deep Sea Valkyries provideS alternative forms of therapy to injured Veterans as a method to combat Veteran suicide and enhance lives post-service.  In a August 2016 Report, the Department of Veterans Affairs released their findings from its analysis of Veteran suicide data for 50 states, Puerto Rico and the District of Columbia.  The report is an examination of more than 55 million records, from 1979 to 2014, regarding Veteran deaths.  Their findings showed that in 2014:

  • On average of 20 Veterans died by suicide each day (2014)

  • After adjusting for differences in age and sex, risk for suicide was 22 percent higher among Veterans compared with U.S. civilian adults. (2014)

  • After adjusting for differences in age, risk for suicide was 19 percent higher among male Veterans compared with U.S. civilian adult men. (2014)

  • After adjusting for differences in age, risk for suicide was 2.5 times higher among female Veterans compared with U.S. civilian adult women (2014)

Our mission is simple - we work to enhance the lives of Veterans through the treatment of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and other combat related injuries while introducing them to healthy outdoor activities.  Focusing on a holistic approach to healing, participants conduct group counseling sessions coupled with guided sea adventures and daily spiritual devotions.  Each of our Voyages offer healing of the Mind, Body, and Soul.

It is our goal that on each voyage, our Veterans come together as Brothers and Sisters once again.  Through their shared experiences, that they find emotional, physical, and spiritual healing; that they may return to their homes having found the beauty of this life above and below the surface ready to serve and engage within their communities.

PLEASE VISIT OUT STATS PAGE TO LEARN MORE ABOUT THE VETERANS WE SERVE AND THEN VISIT OUR 2016, 2017, or 2018 RETREAT PAGE TO HEAR FROM OUR PARTICIPANTS AND WHAT THEIR EXPERIENCES WERE DURING THEIR WEEK AT SEA.  WE INVITE YOU TO REACH OUT AND LEARN HOW YOU MIGHT SUPPORT OUR VETERANS THROUGH A DONATION.

 

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