A study conducted by the US Department Of Veteran Affairs, concluded that approximately 22 Veterans a day succumbs to suicide…

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“I am committed to reducing Veteran suicides through support and education. We know that of the 20 suicides a day that we reported last year, 14 are not under VA care. This is a national public health issue that requires a concerted, national approach” - Dr. David J. Shulkin, VA Secretary


    Facts from the VA’s National Center For PTSD. The number of Veterans with PTSD by service era:

    Operations Iraqi Freedom (OIF) and Enduring Freedom (OEF): About 11-20 out of every 100 Veterans (or between 11-20%) who served in OIF or OEF have PTSD in a given year.

    Gulf War (Desert Storm): About 12 out of every 100 Gulf War Veterans (or 12%) have PTSD in a given year.

    Vietnam War: About 15 out of every 100 Vietnam Veterans (or 15%) were currently diagnosed with PTSD at the time of the most recent study in the late 1980s, the National Vietnam Veterans Readjustment Study (NVVRS). It is estimated that about 30 out of every 100 (or 30%) of Vietnam Veterans have had PTSD in their lifetime.

If you are a vet who needs immediate help…

Veterans Crisis Line

Veterans who are in crisis or having thoughts of suicide, and those who know a Veteran in crisis, can call the Veterans Crisis Line for confidential support 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year.

Call 800-273-8255 and press 1, chat online at VeteransCrisisLine.net/Chat, or text to 838255.”

Camp Hope - Combat Trauma Support Line

Located in Texas, offers assistance to veterans from veterans via a PTSD support hotline. Please reach out to a fellow veteran should you need someone to talk to.

Call: 877-717-7873

Mission Statement

Our mission is to offer veterans, first responders and their family members a natural oasis of peace and serenity to relax the mind, rejuvenate the body and lift the spirit. Old Man River Nature Retreat is dedicated to learning and sharing time honored practices and holistic approaches to help those who have experienced trauma resulting in PTSD or TBI. Our hope is to assist guests in making small changes in their daily lives to help with healing and finding inner peace.

Together we can work to make 22 just a number and not a daily statistic of our veterans’ suicide rate.

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Make a difference tomorrow by making a donation today.

Thank you for your consideration in a tax deductible donation to help us make a difference in the lives of many of our heroes and their families.  By contributing to Old Man River Nature Retreat, we will be able continue to work on projects to develop our infrastructure to support the families, host events and help the families in need. Together we can do our part to help drop the 22 per day suicide rate that plagues our nation’s veterans.


Old Man River Nature Retreat is a 501(c)(3) Organization, Tax ID# 82-3445234

Donations, both monetary and any items or information you would like to send can be submitted by mail to:  

Old Man River Nature Retreat
11533 Furnace Creek Road
Potosi MO 63664

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