22 veteran suicides daily. Over 300K homeless nightly. All preventable. Let’s do something about it!
STRANGER AT HOME is a documentary that goes beyond merely raising awareness of the psychological and emotional traumas of combat, including Post Traumatic Stress (PTSD), Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) and the deeper soul-wounds of war.
The film will combine first-hand stories of veterans and their loved ones – sharing their experiences – along with the expert perspectives of individuals from the mental health world, veteran affairs and medical profession to paint a picture of what’s being overlooked and what’s needed with regard to the proactive and comprehensive care of our veterans in body, mind and spirit.
While there are numerous service organizations including the VA offering some programs and localized remedies, there’s no national effort to devote funds and resources to an urgently needed re-entry program for our service men and women.
Our unwavering intent with STRANGER AT HOME is to explore real, tangible solutions to this national tragedy and disgrace.
To help us acheive these goals, one of our supporters has committed to matching our first $10,000 with their own $10,000 contribution.
Though our Indiegogo campaign got off to a slow start, this is the jolt of caffein we needed to give us a jump-start. Still, we need a miracle to achieve this next step, which is raise $10,000 by July 1st and immediately have 36% of our overall goal.
At 36%, Vimeo, an on-line distribution entity, with whom we’re in discussions, will be further incentivized to match funds, too. This would be tremendous momentum for us.
Oh, what we’ll accomplish with $20,000!
1) Mount an intensive advertising campaign on social media to drive traffic to the IndieGoGo page for the last 2 weeks of the campaign.
2) Begin to make travel and crew arrangements for Seattle to capture the full story of Dr. Mark Russell, a 24-year Navy veteran AND Combat Trauma Psychologist.
3) Hire a grant writer to further pursue corporate and foundation funding.
July 1st. is fast approaching, so time is of the essence.
Here’s a clip, via Skype, of Dr. Russell talking about the damaging effects of multiple deployments:
It’s momentum and miracle time!