We aim to achieve this by
- Conducting Crisis Intervention
- Providing individual, group, family, and marriage counseling at no cost to heroes and their dependents
- Training individuals to intervene when suicidal behaviors are evident
- Educating people about the hero culture and how that culture affects the rate of veteran suicide
- Providing opportunities for Veterans and their families to engage in networking, growth, and recreational activities which develop connection, purpose, and hope
To prevent suicides in the warrior community by providing connection, purpose, and hope to warriors and their families
The Viking concept of Valhalla is an idea with which many of today’s Veterans relate. Valhalla is a powerful conceptual trigger which evokes feelings of completion, value, and purpose for Warriors who have had to face their own mortality.
Valhalla was, in the Viking mythos, a place where only warriors could go after death and only if they had fought well. It was a place where fallen Warriors would go to rest and to prepare for the battle at the end of the world. Valhalla Veterans Services is to be a place where only Warriors go to prepare for the future battles of life.
Valhalla is a 501(c)(3) Non-Profit Organization approved by the IRS.
To evolve into a platform where all warriors, first responders, and supporting organizations can come together under one operating network.
To effectively provide hope, purpose, and connection to every warrior in need, while creating a cultural change in the way society views, researches, and treats suicide.
Who we serve
We serve warriors who have faithfully served our nation and their families. Warrior is defined as Veterans, Active-Service Members, Reserve and National Guard, Law Enforcement, Professional Fire Fighters, and EMTs. We serve the people who are brave enough to run toward danger when others run away.
HOW WE SERVE
Since July of 2018 we have provided over a thousand hours of individual, group, and crisis counseling to warriors and their families at no cost to them. We have been growing our ability to provide services to our community.
In 2016, Valhalla Veterans Service (VVS) began the Valhalla Gatekeeper Program which delivers the Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST) workshop at no cost to those who want to become part of the solution to end suicide. ASIST trains participants to recognize the symptoms of suicidal ideation and how to effectively intervene. Last year VVS conducted four workshops and has now trained over 130 people to intervene in suicide.