The Real Warriors Campaign

April 21, 2010

The Real Warriors Campaign

Have you heard about The Real Warriors Campaign?  The campaign is an initiative launched by the Defense Centers of Excellence for Psychological Health and Traumatic Brain Injury (DCoE) to promote the processes of building resilience, facilitating recovery and supporting reintegration of returning service members, veterans and their families.  DCoE launched a public awareness campaign May 21, 2009, focusing on combating the stigma associated with seeking care and treatment for psychological health concerns. 

View the Real Warriors Campaign Web site at, and learn more about the campaign themed, “Real Warriors. Real Battles. Real Strength.” The Web site features articles and resources on a variety of psychological health issues, as well as video interviews with service members, their families and others dealing with psychological health or traumatic brain injury issues.

The campaign features stories of real service members who have sought treatment and are continuing to maintain successful military or civilian careers as well as a variety of print materials, media outreach, and an interactive Web site and social media. In addition, DCoE established the DCoE Outreach Center, a 24/7 call center staffed by health resource consultants to provide confidential answers, tools, tips and resources about psychological health and traumatic brain injury. The Outreach Center can be reached toll-free at 866-966-1020 or via e-mail at

Blue Star Families is proud be a community partner with The Real Warriors Campaign in its efforts. For the program’s profile or to view other campaign affiliates, visit


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