Intel for Families

Wars are won by families. So just as we’d never send a soldier off without 
raining to win the war, it’s important that you’re trained to help your vet in the transition from soldier to civilian.


Mission 22 Ambassadors is a way for you to get direclty involved with Mission 22 and the fight to end veteran suicide. You can create events, advocate in your community and support your local veterans right at home. Click here to join this amazing movement sweeping America! We look forward to having you on the Mission 22 team!! 




The goal of USA Cares is to help restore financial stability and self-sufficiency by giving “a hand up.” They strive to reach families at the earliest stage of intervention to prevent further financial distress and suffering, especially for the combat injured and their families.

USA Cares exists to help bear the burdens of service by providing post-9/11 military families with financial and advocacy support in their time of need. To contact them for assistance go HERE.



Your community is an asset to you and your veteran. They’ve fought this fight before, know the terrain, and how to win the war. Help your vet find veteran groups in your area, connect with families who face the challenges you face, and learn what organizations offer benefits to military families. Use their intelligence to lead you to success.



Entire wars have been won by jamming another’s lines of communication. Let your vet talk. You don’t need to have the answers, you just need to make time. Take an interest in them, and you’ll find they’ll continue to fight for you.



A veteran can’t be the same person in the boardroom that they were on the battleground. And that means creating a new identity. For some, this mission is the hardest yet. Acceptance of the veteran and who they are is paramount.


USA Cares exists to help bear the burdens of service by providing post-9/11

military families with financial and advocacy support in their time of need.  



Expectations are front-loaded resentments. Expecting soldiers to be who they were before they went to combat will lead to frustration. Take every day as it comes. And take them as they are.

Everyone, vets and their families, want things to return exactly as they were before deployment. And that just isn’t going to happen, and that’s ok. People naturally grow, evolve and change based on things that happen in their lives and war only accentuates this. You have to move forward—encourage your vet to look over the horizon and all of you should be open to new evolutions.
— Magnus Johnson


It will seem easier for both the vet and their family to hide what’s hard—to bury the personal battles. But both parties have to be honest about what’s hard, face the enemy together, and never retreat.

Wounded Warrior Project®‎ offers several services to the families of vets here.



Your vet fought for you. Now you get to fight for him. Pick him up when he is down. Be there when he needs backup. And be at the ready to call in reinforcements. Most importantly, tell your soldier each day how good it is to have him home.

It’s helpful to find a way to laugh at the new realities of living with the effects of war. On days when my memory doesn’t seem to keep up, my wife and I joke about having ‘dust on my record.’
— Tom Spooner


There will be days where your soldier is out of commission. They’ll hunker down and stay home. Let them. But also let yourself stay the course. Keep your routine. Don’t let co-dependency creep in and take you both out of the fight.


If you think you may be in a co-dependent relationship, take this test.



There is no one-size-fits-all solution. If you have effective ideas you’d like to share,
let us know. Email us here or tweet us @mission22.