Veteran's PTSD Healing Comes From Strangers' Hugs
About 7-8% of the population will have PTSD at some point in their lives and that number only gets higher for veterans.
Research shows that hugging (and also laughter) is extremely effective at healing sickness, disease, loneliness, depression, anxiety and stress. This is why Human Hug Project started their program and are encouraging people to heal with hugs. Check out this video of recent Human Hug Project's Hug Flashmob!
See more on how hugs can heal PTSD here:
Human Hug Project Aims To Heal The Horrors Of PTSD One Embrace At A Time
The Human Hug Project wants to visit every VA Hospital in the country.
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Visit.org is a worldwide leading organization that helps vacationers book one-day travel experiences with do-good organizations, where 100% of the proceeds go back to the local communities.
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United Through Reading is a non-profit that offers active duty military service members the opportunity to pre-record themselves reading books to their children at home. The program's mission is to keep the connection between parents and children strong, all while encouraging literacy and making homecomings easier.