Video: A Conversation with the BASE Jumpers and Speakers of 22 Jumps Idaho

Video: A Conversation with the BASE Jumpers and Speakers of 22 Jumps Idaho

Hear personal stories from Veterans, clinicians and researchers raising awareness of the need for better solutions for traumatic brain injury and post traumatic stress to reduce the incidence of suicide.

The “invisible wounds of war” are not so invisible: The high rates of suicide and other maladies gripping our nation’s military families are right in front of us.

As people experience brain trauma differently, the field has been stymied by a one-size-fits-all approach and lack of objective tools and treatments to effectively diagnose and manage TBI and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). TBI and PTSD are risk factors of suicide. Learn about how organizations are collaborating and advocating to bring new solutions to Veterans and others who have sustained brain trauma.

Moderator: John Greenway, President of Mission2Alpha

Participants and Veterans:

  • Tristan Wimmer, Marine Veteran and Scout Sniper, Founder of 22 Jumps – Read Tristan’s Story
  • Nick Cliche, US Air Force – Read Nick’s Story
  • Andrew Katz, US Army
  • Mark Zervas, PhD, Deputy Director, Translational Research & Development, Cohen Veterans Bioscience
  • Mahmoud Ghannoum, PhD
  • Eric Johnson, MD

About Traumatic Brain Injury and 22 Jumps

Traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) affect millions of people worldwide each year and are a leading cause of death and disability in the U.S. 

TBIs can often lead to long-term mental and physical health problems, including headaches, mood changes, sleep disorders, memory problems, and an increased risk for other mental health disorders such as PTSD, depression, and even suicide.

Since January 2020, Tristan Wimmer, along with other Veterans, have been base jumping 22 times at individual events across the country to raise awareness of the staggering number of suicides among our heroes and others who suffer from traumatic brain injury.

Learn more about 22 Jumps