Honoring the Fallen

Purple Star Veterans and Families honors and memorializes active duty Service Members and Veterans from all eras lost to suicide and other means as a result of emotional and physical trauma related to military service
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Supporting Healthy Transition

Preventative, strengths-based programs to support successful transition from military to civilian life for active duty Service Members, Veterans, and their families

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Purple Star Flags Campaign

We invite family members, friends, and supporters of active duty Service Members and Veterans lost to suicide or other means (such as vehicular accidents, adrenaline-seeking behavior, drugs and alcohol) as a result of emotional and physical trauma related to military service, as well as active duty Service Members, Veterans and their families in transition to request a free flag packet

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Veterans Relate to Other Veterans

We help active duty Service Members and Veterans navigate the trials of homecoming from combat and transition to civilian life by helping them chart a new path using tools, resources, short-term Peer Advisors, and long-term peer mentoring organizations

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National Network of Peer Mentoring Organizations

We are building the first National Network of Mentoring and Training Organizations in order to serve as a first point of contact and referral for Service Members and Veterans in need

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Welcome to Purple Star Veterans & Families

22 Veterans commit suicide every day, about 1 every 65 minutes

About Us

Purple Star Veterans and Families was founded to honor the fallen, raise awareness and provide support to those who are struggling with the unique and complex challenges of transition from military to civilian life. This includes active duty Service Members preparing for separation from military service and Veterans in transition, Families of Veterans preparing for or in transition, and Family Members and Friends of Fallen Veterans. As a means of prevention, we offer strengths-based programming designed to support combat transition and military-to-civilian life reintegration for our nation’s active duty Service Members, Veterans, and their immediate and extended families.

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Dear Friends of PSVF,

The following video is intended to raise awareness and bring much needed attention to the necessity of prevention and early intervention resources and programs for active duty Service Members and Veterans who are transitioning from military to civilian life, and their families. Specifically, this video is a powerful and clear example of the need for a National Network of Veteran Peer Mentors and Mentoring Organizations. Purple Star Veterans and Families has already begun the development of this network of hundreds of organizations; to establish best practices, and to organize a unified voice that can help make change happen on a national level. We invite you to learn more about PSVF, What We Do, and How We Do It. If you would like to make a donation to support our programs, please click here. If you have any questions, or would like to learn more about the information, please contact us. Thank you,

 

The PSVF Team

Who We Serve

Purple Star Veterans

Purple Star Veterans supports active duty Service Members preparing for separation from service and Veterans in transition. We support those who are undertaking reintegration from combat and transition into civilian life through our National Network of Veteran Peer Advisors, Veteran Mentoring Organizations, and personal and professional development tools and resources.

Purple Star Families

Purple Star’s mission is to save lives, and keep families together. PSVF supports families of active duty Service Members preparing for separation from service and Veterans in transition, by providing the resources they need to navigate the their loved one’s homecoming and reintegration back to civilian life.

Purple Star Families & Friends of the Fallen

PSVF provides a place for the families and friends of those lost to suicide or other means (such as vehicular accidents, adrenaline-seeking behavior, drugs and alcohol) as a result of emotional and physical trauma related to military service to unite, be heard and supported while honoring and memorializing the fallen.

Support Purple Star

All proceeds received by Purple Star Veterans and Families go directly to funding the program areas detailed on this page.

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John Mason

In Memory of John Mason Former Vietnam Marine Combat Veteran, Husband, Father, and Friend. How Can You Help? Through our Peer Advisors, Transition Tools & Resources, and Programs for Veterans and their Families, Purple Star is strengthening the transition safety net for Veterans like

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Veterans, PTSD and Substance Abuse

Memorial Day is a good time to assess the condition of our returning military veterans, a group which is fraught with alarmingly high rates of PTSD, addiction and suicide. The rate of suicide among veterans is alarmingly higher than is found in the civilian population, and substance

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What is needed and why are we relevant?

After my son Danny’s second tour in Afghanistan and his separation from the Army with 10th Mountain Division, we very quickly came to the realization that he had been severely underprepared for his transition from military life. We invested a great deal of time, energy and frustration

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HELP US SPREAD THE WORD

By signing the national petition and sharing it with others, you play a key role in helping us reach our our goal of strengthening transition supports and services.