Jen and Tom Satterly’s Nonprofit Is Giving a Helping Hand to US Veterans and Military Members With PTSD
The CEO and co-founder of the nonprofit All Secure Foundation, Jen Satterly, and her husband Tom want to help the United States military and veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).
“The war is home … whether our military and veterans want it to be or not.” Jen said.
When she was in high school, her father inspired her to become a National Geographic photographer. She traveled around the world and listened to other families’ stories. She met her husband, Tom Satterly, while traveling around the world. Tom is a highly decorated combat veteran.
Satterly experienced mental health issues herself in the past. Now, she’s taking what she learned from those moments and trying to help the heroes who fought in war or are currently in the military suffering from PTSD.
“Our soldiers hate the term PTSD, in particular, the word ‘disorder.’ They don’t want to be labeled anything that makes them sound sick, like they can’t go back into the field, or weak, like they couldn’t kick the enemy’s a– when they need to.”
Tom Satterly served in the U.S. Army for 25 years. The Satterlys now want to help those families suffering from the trauma they are experiencing, in multiple ways, after Tom and Jen dealt with similar trauma.
“After 25 years of combat service, he is retired, but the war followed him home.” Jen said.
Tom’s message is clear. The more veterans wait, the longer they don’t reach out for help, the longer they will suffer.
“We try to tell the veterans now that we work with today, ‘The length of time you wait to get help is how long you’ll suffer,’” Tom Satterly told Fox News Digital during a recent phone interview.
— All Secure Foundation (@AllSecureVets) July 2, 2022
Jen and Tom’s goal is to get relief for these veterans, military members, and their families. They understand the trauma and toll it takes on everyone involved — whether it’s family, military member, or the veteran, and due to their incredible nonprofit foundation, they are helping families heal one by one.
“If we can just break this stigma and get people the help they need, that’s what we’re all about.”
Jen honed in that trauma does not necessarily occur after their time in the military. “It happens at the moment of trauma, not after,” she said. “A lot of people think, ‘Oh, I’ll get it when I get out,’ or ‘It’ll hit me when I get out.’” Jen continued, saying that is “a completely false narrative. It’s happening now to them and it’s tearing them apart and tearing their families apart.”
Tom and Jen stressed that it is not a weakness or sickness to ask for help.
“It’s actually a sign of strength to address this,”
It is vitally important for veterans, military members, and their families to receive help. Thanks to Jen and Tom Satterly, veterans and military members are now receiving that help.