SoldierStrong donation to VA hospital to help veterans battling PTSD
A unique arrangement between Syracuse University, the Syracuse Veterans Affairs Medical Center, and SoldierStrong has resulted in the donation of a groundbreaking virtual reality system to treat veterans experiencing post-traumatic stress. "Virtual reality treatment shows promise in two key areas," says SoldierStrong co-founder Chris Meek '92 BA (Econ/PSc)/'18 EMPA. "It is both clinically effective and it reduces the stigma that many service members feel about seeking treatment for their post-traumatic stress. With the rise in popularity of virtual reality in non-medical settings, such as video games, entertainment and even the workplace, there’s convincing evidence that younger veterans will be more inclined to seek treatment using VR techniques than other methods." Read more about the event and the virtual reality system in the following articles:
WAER: "Syracuse VA to Use Virtual Technology to Help Combat Veterans Tackle Trauma"
WSYR-TV: "Battling PTSD with virtual reality for veterans in CNY"
Press Release: "SoldierStrong Donates Its First StrongMind Virtual Reality System to Syracuse Veterans Affairs Medical Center"