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What are some benefits of recreational therapy?

"Recreation’s purpose is not to pass time, but to make time live; not to keep a person occupied, but to keep him or her refreshed; not to offer an escape from life, but to provide a discovery of life."

~Author Unknown

How Many Experience Trauma?

"70% of adults in the U.S. have experienced some type of traumatic event at least once in their lives. That’s 223.4 million people."

~National Council for Mental Wellbeing

How many people suffer from PTSD in the US?

  1. Around 70% of adults in the United States have experienced at least one traumatic event in their lifetime.

  2. Up to 20% of these people go on to develop post-traumatic stress disorder.

  3. Approximately 5% of Americans – more than 13 million people – have PTSD at any given time.

  4. Approximately 8.7% of all adults – 1 in 13 people in the U.S. will develop PTSD at some point in their lifetime.

  5. Approximately 3.6% of adults in the U.S. suffer from PTSD in a given year.

  6. Of people in the U.S. who experience a traumatic event, 1 in 5 of them will develop the condition.

  7. 36.6% of PTSD cases are severe, 33.1% are moderate, and 30.2% are mild according to a study by Harvard Medical School in 2007

~National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)

What are the benefits of Guardian Sailing?

  • Improve physical and cognitive abilities

  • Increase confidence and self-esteem

  • Foster greater involvement in the community

  • Strengthen interpersonal skills and relationships

  • Improve coping and adaptation skills

  • Enhance well-being

  • Encourage a greater sense of accomplishment

  • Realize the benefits of a healthy leisure lifestyle

~ESS Support Services

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