Parachuting with Purpose: A View into the Personal Experiences of Traumatic Brain Injury Among Veterans and a New Path Toward Precision Solutions

Cohen Veterans Bioscience (CVB) and Mission2Alpha Host a Conversation with Veteran BASE Jumpers of 22 Jumps

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.

Join the conversation to hear the personal stories of veterans who suffer from traumatic brain injury (TBI), as well as survivors of Veterans’ suicide, and why they are driving an effort to raise awareness for removing the stigma around Mental Health.

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.  

Webinar held to mark Mental Health Action Day

Webinar Agenda:

Welcome and Introductions

Nicole Harmon, PhD
Executive Director, External Affairs, Cohen Veterans Bioscience

John Greenway
President, Mission2Alpha

The Lived Experience of TBI

Frank Larkin (Moderator)
40th U.S. Senate Sergeant at Arms (ret.)
Suicide Survivor to Navy SEAL son SO1 Ryan F. Larkin
Chairman, CVB
Veterans Advisory Council

Tristan Wimmer
Marine Veteran and Scout Sniper

Adam Krum
Marine Veteran

Jordan Laird
Marine Veteran and Scout Sniper

CVB’s Precision Approach Based on Each Person’s Unique Biological Profile

Chantelle Ferland-Beckham, PhD
Director, Policy and Advocacy, Cohen Veterans Bioscience

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Webinar originally hosted May 20, 2021
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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.

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