Project XI is the first step towards creating the modality for fulfilling the Templer Foundation’s commitment to provide pragmatic and cost-effective support to people experiencing Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and to them living fully, with dignity.
Virtually any trauma may cause PTSD. Such events often include either experiencing or witnessing a severe accident or physical injury, receiving a life-threatening medical diagnosis, being the victim of kidnapping, torture, exposure to combat, natural disaster, manmade disaster (for example, plane crash or terrorist attack), being the victim of rape, mugging, robbery, or assault, enduring physical, sexual, emotional, or other forms of abuse, as well as involvement in civil conflict.
There are many different studies and conflicting reports on the prevalence of PTSD… for the sake of illustration, the following may be considered as conservative representation of the percent of each specific population experiencing PTSD:
- Child’s life-threatening illness (10.4 percent)
- Sudden, unexpected death of family member or friend (14.3 percent)
- Serious accident or injury; for example, car or train accident (16.8 percent)
- Rape (49 percent)
- Other sexual assault (23.7 percent)
- Severe beating or physical assault (31.9 percent)
- Shooting or stabbing (15.4 percent)
- Witness to killing or serious injury (7.3 percent)
- Natural disaster (3.8 percent)
The Templer Foundation is committed to supporting those who experience PTSD to reclaim their lives and return to dignity. Considering the scale and scope of the issue at hand, we feel compelled to start somewhere.