A new treatment for PTSD, TBI, chronic pain, military sexual trauma, and opiate addiction which is known as Magnetic eResonance Therapy technology (MeRT technology) is ready for use. This technology has already treated hundreds of veterans, including many from the SOF community.  MeRT technology is pioneered by the Brain Treatment Center (BTC), based out of Southern California.  Thus far, this treatment option has been used to heal over 400 veterans – all of whom have been treated by BTC for free.

However, the free treatments are not sustainable in the long run. It’s not possible to create a wave of treatments and make a dent in Veteran suicide without help. The veteran suicide rate should be alarming to everyone. Scarier still is that some believe the rate may be lower. If it’s higher or lower, it’s a problem, nonetheless.

But, there is no doubt that with capital and help a cut in the rate could happen. We shouldn’t be waiting on this. Institutions like NiCOE (National Intrepid Center of Excellence) should be involved. More so, philanthropic organizations like the Bill and Melina Gates Foundation could award a grant. Bottom line, there can’t be enough attention on the issue of Veteran suicide and possible viable treatments.