Working Ranch in New Mexico
real obstacles for many veterans from moving back into work and family life
after leaving the military. But the obstacles are by no means
permanent. The VA National Center for PTSD has published data that states
certain treatment regimens can put a veteran's PTSD into complete
remission and entirely eliminate any symptoms.
The key is simple! The veteran or his or her support group must
seek the help. We want to making asking for help easy and
non-threatening. We acquired the rights to 46.7 acres of
ranch land in central New Mexico with an option for 152 more (phase 2)
final 300 more (phase 3) for a total of 500 acres.
Because most veterans with PTSD don't know how to get help, let alone
that they can be completely free
of all symptoms, they often do nothing, or worse,
self medicate. We want to bring a few veterans at a time to our
ranch and let them talk to a VA or VetCenter Counselor about the
program, learn how it works and what to expect - in a calm, relaxed and
non-threatening environment of sun, horses and cows. No
phones. No television. No rat race. And most
important, no pressure.
This will be a fully functioning, working cattle ranch when up and
running, but for now it is just land - no water - no electricity - no
structures. We have our work cut out for us.