NEW YORK, April 29, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Project Rebirth, Inc., (www.projectrebirth.org) the resilience resource for those who serve community and country, announces that it is partnering with the therapeutic website MyCounterpane to create a new resource for servicemembers, Veterans, their families and supporters.
Powered by Project Rebirth, the MyCounterpane Veterans Community is an online haven for recording and preserving the personal joys and challenges of life in the military and transitioning out. Active duty, Veterans and others can create written posts or video journals that they can share privately or publicly to gain perspective, support and hope.
"It's such a beautiful way to start building a feeling of community and eliminating a feeling of isolation," explains MyCounterpane founder Kate Milliken who initially started the website to help multiple sclerosis patients network. "In an instant, you understand you are not alone."
Project Rebirth is already using MyCounterpane in its programs to help Veterans at risk for post traumatic stress, anxiety and depression as well as those recovering from physical challenges including traumatic brain injury. Project Cohort, which builds supportive teams of veterans that go through therapeutic sessions, wilderness adventure and humanitarian service missions together, introduces participants to the mood-tracking tool upon entry. MyCounterpane will also become a valuable part of the Women Warriors Project, a resilience-building program for female veterans and service members.
"MyCounterpane allows individual stories from Project Cohort to be easily shared, building the network of social support that is critical to recovery while meeting a core goal of Project Rebirth to freely share our work," says Aaron Leonard, Project Rebirth Executive Director.
Project Rebirth Social Media Director Monica Davis, a civilian who supported the U.S. military in Iraq from 2009 to 2011, uses MyCounterpane to chronicle management of her anxiety and panic disorder.
"I know once I post, it will be accepted without judgment and I'll be able to connect with people that have the same diagnosis that I do," she says. "It makes me feel not alone."
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The not-for-profit Project Rebirth uses its suite of films, including the Peabody Award-winning documentary Rebirth, and the talents of its diverse team to create unique programs and educational products for First Responders, Veterans, Educators, Community Leaders, and anyone struggling with trauma and loss.
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