Photo by Russell Midori

If you think a friend is struggling with a mental health disorder, “be there to help, and not judge.” That’s the advice from retired Maj. Gen. Mark Graham, who has spent more than a decade advancing the public discourse on mental illness. Graham spoke on Oct. 17 at the annual Words of War Gala in New York City.

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Task & Purpose photo by Russell Midori

On. Oct. 17, Late Night’s Seth Meyers hosted the annual Words of War Gala in New York City to raise money for The Headstrong Project, a nonprofit organization that provides mental health care to post-9/11 combat veterans.

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U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Grovert Fuentes-Contreras

Businesses make money. Nonprofits make a difference. At least, that’s how many view the divide between doing good and doing well. But for ScoutComms and Hirepurpose, two veteran-owned businesses serving the veteran and military community, there is no distinction between making money and making a difference.

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U.S. Marine Corps/Lance Cpl. Nathan Knapke

In a recent viral Facebook post, MMA fighter and U.S. Army Green Beret Tim Kennedy wrote that to get over post-traumatic stress disorder you need to “stop being a pussy.” The post set off a vigorous debate as to whether there’s any merit to Kennedy’s tough-love argument, or if he’s simply being insensitive to the countless veterans who suffer from PTSD.

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U.S. Marine Corps photo by Staff Sgt. Ezekiel R. Kitandwe

Editor's note: This article discusses programs and services provided by the Headstrong Project, a non-profit offering treatment for post-traumatic stress and traumatic brain injury to post-9/11 veterans in New York City and Southern California. To learn more about the Headstrong Project, visit here.

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