DISCLAIMER:
We are passionate sailors; we do not claim to be medical experts in any way, shape or form. It is our strong recommendation that if you or someone you know needs help, you should seek help from professionals such as the Northport VA Medical Center. Some of the information on this site was provided by the VA.


We use sailing as a therapeutic platform. We invite afflicted veterans on our sailboats and share our experiences with them. These veterans are not tourists, they are part of our team and many of them continue sailing to become skippers themselves. Some of the veterans we take on-board are healthy, while others are suffering from depression, PTSD, brain injuries, and so much more. The purpose of this page is to share information with our community at large.

Depression

Depression is a common but serious illness, and most who experience it need treatment to get better. The good news is that depression, even in the most severe cases, is a highly treatable disorder...

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Post Traumatic Stress Disorder

Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) can occur after any traumatic event, as a result of combat experience or not. A traumatic event is marked by a sense of horror, helplessness, serious injury, or the threat of serious injury or death...

Service Dogs

Service dogs can serve a wide range of purposes - including providing support to veterans suffering from depression or PTSD. Read the 10 Things Service Dog Handlers Want You to Know (Provided by Kiss-Service Dogs) below...

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What Not To Say

Many of us want to support those who are struggling, but don't know the best ways. Here's what to avoid saying to people who suffer from depression or PTSD...

Resources to Support Veterans

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