“If you want to go quickly, go alone. If you want to go far, go together.”– African Proverb
Community and camaraderie are a core part of our time in service. It is common for veterans to struggle when losing that support system as we transition into our civilian lives.
Deep bonds are formed in the military. Most veterans continue to feel secure and belong when gathering with other veterans. Regardless of who we are and our backgrounds, we support each other.
After leaving the military, veterans can feel abandoned, left with no community or place to connect. This isolation can lead to worsening mental and physical conditions. Veterans may struggle with addiction, homelessness, and even suicide as a result of untreated trauma or injury. Through our Network, we provide tools to assist veterans in facing these difficulties with a built-in support system.
Whether you want to connect with other veterans or utilize the education and resources we have curated, this community is for you.
Once you join the community, you will have access to our private app, with a plethora of information to help you on your wellness journey. You can access both live and recorded educational classes.
Equipping yourself with the tools to flourish post-service is vital to finding balance; you don’t have to walk this path alone.
Family members and supporters, you are not alone! Our community is here for you as well. While there are private veteran-only areas on our network, there are plenty of resources for you to use and areas to connect with other family members and supporters to learn how to support yourself and learn more about the intricacies of the veteran population. Please let us know if there is something you need and if we do not have it on the network. We want this to be a valuable resource, and it is growing and evolving regularly.
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Balanced Veterans Network seeks to be a new type of peer support platform – away from the big social media platforms like Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter – that is policed by veterans themselves. BVN exists to provide a community environment that allows for peer to peer conversations just like we did when we served. Community discussions range from alternative healing to everyday struggles, and includes support for both veterans and their spouses/caregivers.