Stand for the Troops (SFTT) identifies and funds medically proven, effective treatments for American combat veterans with traumatic brain injury (TBI) and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)

That’s what supporting the troops is really all about – making sure American grunts get the right stuff!

– Colonel David “Hack” Hackworth
Founder, Stand for the Troops
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FACT: TBI and PTSD are directly linked to the Veteran suicide epidemic

The Invisible Wounds of War, PTSD and TBI, are the “smoking gun” behind the veteran suicide epidemic. Combat veterans with PTSD and TBI or complex PTSD are more than 25 times more likely to become suicidal than their veteran peers. (source)

FACT: The Veterans Health Administration (VA) isn’t solving the problem

The VA and DOD have failed to deploy therapies that effectively treat combat-related PTSD and TBI. One recent internal review of the VA’s current “Gold Standard” treatments for PTSD found that “Attaining high end-state functioning may be the exception rather than the rule.” A second internal review reported, “There is an urgent need for innovative treatment strategies.” (source, source)

FACT: Innovative, effective, clinically proven treatment alternatives are available

Safe, medically proven treatments able to effectively heal combat-related PTSD and TBI do exist. These therapies are currently available at a limited number of cutting-edge facilities around the country, many of which are partners in SFTT’s Rescue Coalition. SFTT is dedicated to identifying and improving access for combat veterans to these treatments. Info about treatments and therapies >>
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Our blog contains a wealth of resources on TBI, PTSD, and emerging treatment options. View the entire collection of articles at the SFTT blog page, or choose a category below:



Hack (Col. David Hackworth) once again recognized for his truth telling; America’s Soldier For The Truth.
Excerpt from Rachel Maddow Show – October 16, 2017

 Excerpt from the film Veteran Nation, featuring Maj. Ben Richards.

“How we treat our Veterans defines our national character.”

Maj. Gen. John Batiste, SFTT Board President


Donate and Sponsor a Soldier. With your contribution, American War Veterans can receive the comprehensive, simultaneous treatment offerings of SFTT, including Medical Research on the effects of TBI and PTSD on the brain; Oxygen Treatment Therapy (HBOT); Equine and Farm Animal Care and Equestrian Riding; Organic Farming; Canine Companionship; Neurostimulation Technique; Transcendental Meditation and Magnetic Field Resonance Therapy.


To Inform
Stand for the Troops educates Veterans and their families about new palliative treatments and therapies for TBI and PTSD.

To Identify
SFTT works with medical experts to access and provide effective treatments and therapies to Veterans who suffer from TBI and PTSD.

To Investigate
SFTT leverages its relationships with the medical research community and the news media to discover and publicize information regarding innovative TBI and PTSD treatments and therapies.

To Illuminate
SFTT strives to communicate and engage with Veterans so that they can self-advocate and become proactive when sourcing treatments and therapies for TBI and PTSD.


Col. David Hackworth’s storied career as a soldier, leader, and activist focused on supporting and looking out for the troops with whom he served. Founded by Colonel Hackworth and his wife Eilhys England, SFTT carries on his work by helping connect veterans with the resources they need to help heal their invisible wounds. Read more >>