Over the last 20 years, the Navy SEAL Foundation has been supporting SEALs, SWCCs, and their families. Just recently, the Navy SEAL Foundation made one of its largest donations to date, pledging $50,000 to the Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies (MAPS). PRWEB published a detailed article about the event.

This donation is to support the research and implementation of a psychedelic-assisted psychotherapy program. This program is the first of its kind.

Importantly, a major effort is being made to help the program achieve the designation of Breakthrough Therapy from the FDA. The ultimate goal is to help individuals with PTSD.

PTSD is a very real challenge for those that the Navy SEAL Foundation serves. The War on Terror is the longest armed conflict we have undertaken in our nation’s history: Many SEALs entered the service right after 9/11 and have been serving for nearly 20 years, which means many are now beginning to retire. Those that have served in the last two decades have been exposed to heavy combat and high op-tempos.

The work hasn’t been easy. There’s no question that most operators have lost friends and have experienced things that will change them forever. Some guys have physical scars while some struggle with the invisible injuries of war. The Navy SEAL Foundation knows the importance of their people getting the help they need, which is why the foundation supports organizations such as MAPS.

The Navy SEAL Foundation has made it its goal to address and educate people on the invisible wounds of war. It has established an annual Whole Warrior Impact Forum to help normalize PTSD and create an open line of discussion and understanding so that veterans feel confident in asking for help.

Addressing the Navy SEAL Foundation’s support of this new type of study, the Foundation’s CEO, Robin King said, “This pioneering work has shown great promise and has now made its way into the mainstream. It is close to achieving a major goal by attaining FDA approval for MDMA-assisted psychotherapy as a treatment for PTSD. We’re leaning in to help NSW and other veterans overcome the debilitating effects of PTSD. The NSF Board took on this lead role and hopes to inspire other NSW supporting organizations to raise funds for this promising research also.”