Member Spotlight: Lava Lakes – Live

The Lava Lake Injured Veteran Equine Program, or LIVE Program, provides injured veterans the opportunity to use and progress the skills learned “back home” but in a near wilderness environment. The LIVE Program represents the “next step” in equine therapy. The veteran’s recreational therapist travels to the LIVE Program session and participates in all activities, [...]

Member Spotlight: Not Forgotten Outreach

https://youtu.be/IgG0KtlQAhk   Not Forgotten Outreach is a nonprofit organization dedicated to motivating Military, Veterans & their Families, and Gold Star families of fallen heroes to participate in recreational and/or therapeutic activities in order to facilitate the healing process. Not Forgotten Outreach provides opportunities to improve relationships, build comradeship and at the same time enhances [...]

Member Spotlight: S.A.D.L.E.S. Ranch

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YXNhpeANYEQ   S.A.D.L.E.S. Ranch, Inc, a 501c3 nonprofit charitable organization, and home of CODE H.O.R.S.E.  Their unique program was developed by its founder based on the outcomes from a two and one half year pilot research study designed and co-facilitated by Cher Myers, Founder of S.A.D.L.E.S. Ranch, Inc. and U.C.F., College of Medicine. Horses [...]

Member Spotlight: Wellness Achieved Through Evidenced-based Recreational Services (WATERS)

                        Wellness Achieved Through Evidenced-Based Recreational Services, also known as W.A.T.E.R.S. is a nonprofit organization that was created by a collaboration of mental health care professionals and dedicated volunteers who have been involved in evidenced-based recreational services for veterans for many years. By recognizing [...]

MEMBER SPOTLIGHT: HeartMath Institute Transforms Lives Through Science + Heart Intuition

https://youtu.be/BU5IZlBlRBc The mission of the HeartMath Institute is to help people bring their physical, mental and emotional systems into balanced alignment with their heart’s intuitive guidance. This may sound like a complex concept, but the scientifically-based techniques used by HMI are user-friendly and training is available for those who are new to this concept. [...]

Veterans and Families Give Top Ratings to R4 Alliance Member Non-Profits

Sun Valley, ID, January 17, 2017 – National non-profit R4 Alliance announced today that a recent online scientific study of military veterans, their families, and supporters offered exceptionally high evaluations of member organizations’ providing recreation and wellness programs. “R4 has always set out to recruit programs of excellence,” explained Bert Gillette, R4’s Director of Operations. [...]

Researchers find genetic mutations linked to increased risk factor for PTSD

In the largest study of DNA samples from service members with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), researchers have identified genetic mutations that may be associated with an increased risk factor for PTSD. This new study, published May 11 in JAMA Psychiatry, provides insight into this prevalent, public health concern. PTSD is a mental illness linked to [...]

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