Combat stress (also called Post Traumatic Stress) and traumatic brain injury (TBI) are the signature “invisible wounds” of our nation’s conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan. It has been estimated that one in three veterans are affected by these invisible wounds.
In 2009, the Red Sox Foundation and Massachusetts General Hospital Home Base Program was created to:
- Provide clinical care to veterans and families affected by combat or deployment–related stress and TBI
- Educate clinicians and the community about the “invisible wounds of war” and the needs of military families
- Research new treatment and further understanding of Post Traumatic Stress (PTSD) and TBI
It is important for anyone who may have combat–related stress or TBI be evaluated by a clinician at the earliest possible opportunity. To schedule a confidential appointment for further evaluation at the Home Base Clinic, contact us at 617-724-5202 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Are you in crisis? If you or a family member is in crisis or facing an emergency, go to the nearest emergency room or call the Veterans Crisis Line at 1-800-273-TALK (8255).