Jewish communities worldwide supporting IDF veterans in their transition to civilian life

Peace of Mind

Jewish communities worldwide supporting IDF veterans in their transition to civilian life

Peace of Mind is a therapeutic intervention in which IDF veterans receive time and space to process their combat experiences. Run by the Metiv Israel Psychotrauma Center in Jerusalem, the program strengthens their emotional and mental wellbeing, allowing for a healthier transition from military to civilian life. 

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From soldier to civilian

The transition to civilian life is never simple. Most veterans do not suffer from PTSD, yet 80% of Peace of Mind participants experience mild to severe traumatic symptoms which may include: 

Impact on Peace of Mind participants

0 %
show post-traumatic growth
0 %
more willing to share emotions
0 %
Report greater self-awareness
0 %
receive individual therapy

Since 2007

103

units have benefitted from Peace of Mind

50

Jewish Communities worldwide have hosted a unit

Today there are over

120

units on the wait list

Rabbi Sacks2

“These are the soldiers who give Israel ‘Peace of Mind.’ So friends, it is our duty to help them find their Peace of Mind”

Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks ztl"l