Educating Veterans & Families with @EASE

This is a visual of the program we are building

@EASE program master slide

Although the Pentagon allocates $2 Billion in annual funding towards mental health, only a small number receive outpatient behavior health services due to several factors including:

  • Stigmas attached to getting help
  • Lack of trust in therapy
  • Shame or Embarrassment
  • Fear of reprisal that jeopardizes a career
  • Lack of awareness

Untreated, 22 veterans are committing suicide DAILY.

Veterans & their families now face new challenges including:

  • Depression
  • Anxiety Disorders
  • Drug & Alcohol Addiction
  • Relationship Problems
  • Anger & Violence
  • Social Withdrawal

LEN logo-curvesAVT’s main focus with @EASE is veterans, families & employers using a 50-year therapeutic education program with our partners at Lakeside Education Network


  • Confidentiality
  • Relational Trust
  • Accessibility
  • Relational Trust
  • Accessibility
  • Normalization
  • Education vs. Therapy
  • Intuitive sense of quality support

Our Process:

  1. Group leaders are Vets – recruited, trained & certified to lead our program.
  2. Using the strong vet network, we drive interest to our web presence that include videos showing our entire process & how it works.
  3. Groups consist of 12 fellow veterans or enlisted personnel virtually linked by military branch, location, etc.
  4. Group leaders sets schedules for sessions.
  5. Each session ends with an opportunity for surveyed feedback to reach personal goals of each veteran.

Scope of Suggested Topics:

  • Family Dynamics
  • Child Development
  • Communication
  • Safety & Fear
  • Self-Esteem / Power / Authority