Wednesday, June 15, 2016


Former President George W. Bush and Prince Harry are joining forces to battle the stigma associated with veteran mental-health injuries, as well as to come up with solutions for returning servicemen and women who are dealing with invisible wounds to get the help they need, and to improve their transition back into civilian life.
The two spoke passionately about their efforts on Sunday, May 8th, at the George W. Bush Institute in Orlando, Fl during the Symposium of Invisible Woundsbefore the start of the Invictus Games.
The Invictus Games were started by Prince Harry in 2014 and is a International sporting event for wounded, injured and sick servicemen and women. The Games are aimed to use the power of Sport to inspire recovery and support rehabilitation.
Prince Harry has been actively promoting the Invictus Games, which kicked off in Orlando on Sunday night, as well as the causes associated with the Games, and hopes that this year’s Invictus Games brings awareness to veteran’s Invisible injuries.
“The Invictus Games in 2014 in London smashed the stigma around physical wounds,” Harry told the panel on Sunday. “What I really hope for Orlando is that we can do the same for Invisible injuries.”