Despite Low Unemployment, Veterans Struggle To Find Meaningful Jobs

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Unemployment for recent veterans has hit a historic low, but it’s not clear how many veterans are able to use their military experience to get meaningful employment.

The most recent generation of war veterans came home to a pretty rough economy. Joblessness for younger veterans back in 2011 was more than 12 percent, much worse than the rate for nonveterans. That number is now down to below 4 percent, but what that figure doesn’t show is the quality of that employment.  Most of our veterans either found themselves unemployed or underemployed – underemployed being the worst.

The government doesn’t measure underemployment because it’s hard to define. One study did find that 43 percent of veterans leave their first civilian job within 12 months. Veterans’ unemployment is at a historic low, and plenty of companies advertise that they hire vets. But too many of those are dead-end jobs, he says, that don’t leave time to look for a better one.

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Being a fast food manager or crossing guard is not the type of job that requires combat training or counterinsurgency experience.

The employment market was full at one point in time with people in business and government who had military experience. But now it’s only a tiny percentage who served, so a tiny number who know that a corpsman has a lot of medical knowledge or a quartermaster knows about logistics.

The employment market is not aware of how military skills relate, but you have veterans who also don’t know how to articulate military skills either in a way that civilians can understand.

The 2KHero Scholarship program has been established to give veterans an opportunity to start their own business, by providing operating capital and education through the startup phase of their business.   

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Considering the hundreds of thousands of dollars it takes to train a soldier, many of the government programs setup to transition them back into society are simply not meeting their needs.  The 2KHeroes Foundation is providing this opportunity for our Veterans, which will piggyback their military training by giving them additional business training and support.  This additional training and support will enable them to contribute to society along with providing a substantial income for themselves.

How can you help…You can donating to the 2KHero scholarship fund by simply clicking the donate button, each donation will provide a business opportunity for another Veteran

Unemployed Veterans Looking for Help

Many of our Veterans are looking for a seamless transition back into society, the 2KHero Scholarship program will help provide a vehicle for such a transition.

We have recognized that there are several problems associated with employment and our Veterans, which are taking a toll on when and how they become employed.  Some are left with that feeling of “What’s my purpose” or “Why did I survive” and on the other hand many of them are just looking for a way to contribute to society.  No matter the problem, many of our Government programs are simply not working for our Veterans. 

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The opportunity to move on with their lives can sometime become overwhelming and lead to other more complicated problems, such as pour self-esteem and eventually homelessness.

The 2KHero Scholarship programs meets these problems head on and delivers a way out for many of our Veterans, so they can own and operate their own business.

How can you help…You can donating to the 2KHero scholarship fund by simply clicking the donate button, each donation will provide an opportunity for another Veteran to move one step closer in their desire for employment.

CBD Oil For Treating PTSD: Dosage, Scientific Studies, And Success Stories

Various scientists have been seeking to determine the incredible benefits of an element from a plant named Cannabinoids. Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is one of the most common anxiety conditions that can happen to anyone at any time.

During a year, around 3.6% of the US adults between the age of 18 to 54 (5.2 million people) have PTSD. The most common events related to PTSD include childhood physical abuse, rape, combat exposure, childhood neglect, sexual molestation, weapon threatening, and physical attacks.

Also, for men and women, spending time in war zones resulted in experiencing PTSD. Furthermore, a study portrayed a high number of suicide rate of veterans suffering from a post-traumatic stress disorder.

Most of the patients who have PTSD usually get prescribed with several antipsychotics and antidepressants that may have a minute positive effect on them but do render many side-effects including an increase in the occurrence of suicidal thoughts.

Therefore, many doctors are now increasingly suggesting pure CBD oil for the relief of symptoms and treatment of PTSD.

What Is PTSD – Symptoms And Other Conditions Related To It?

Posttraumatic Stress Disorder usually occurs by experiencing a dangerous or life-threatening incident such as sexual or physical assault, terrorist attacks, natural disasters, serious accidents, military combat, and much more.

PTSD is related to chronic stress reactions through flashbacks. People who have PTSD may face trouble in sleeping or feel estranged and may avoid places or people which remind them of their trauma and prefer isolating themselves.

Diagnosing PTSD requires the symptoms to last for more than a month and causing interference with home or work life and distress.

The symptoms associated with the posttraumatic stress disorder include avoidance symptoms, re-experiencing symptoms, and arousal symptoms.

  • Re-experiencing symptoms cause a person to have upsetting memories of the trauma. A traumatic reminder usually triggers these memories and produce both physical and emotional responses. Also, these memories generate intense feelings like horror, fear, and helplessness when they get flashbacks.
  • Avoidance symptoms include the attempts that people make to avoid the traumatic incident. They usually ignore going to such places that remind them of their trauma or the people that make them relive that memory.
  • Arousal symptoms cause a PTSD patient to remind of the event and increase the emotional arousal. The person may feel difficulty in concentrating and feel irritating or have outbursts of anger.

Posttraumatic Stress Disorder is related to several conditions including, depression, memory problems, social anxiety, substance abuse, or any mental disorder.

PTSD can cause occupational instability, marital issues, trouble in parenting, family discord and much more. PTSD enhances the chances of developing medical complications.

CBD Oil For Treating PTSD – How It Works?

The treatment of posttraumatic stress disorder using cannabis oil is making headway in the battle against PTSD. Research revealed that CBD oil had helped multiple patients with PTSD by improving the symptoms.

Numerous studies revealed that a human body consists of an optimum amount of anandamide that functions to keep the person emotionally stable.

However, low levels of this cannabinoid receptor result in causing PTSD, therefore, supplementing this deficiency by giving CBD oil from hemp can assist in filling the gap produced by PTSD. Also, CBD helps in blocking the mood receptors that regulate stress hormones, stimulate sleep hormones, and prevent flashbacks.

In a recent study, a correlation was discovered between the depressive behavior and BDNF levels in our brain. The findings indicated that CBD could prevent the PTSD symptoms by altering the BDNF levels in the brain.

CBD oil efficiently helps in treating those traumatic flashbacks that make the patients with PTSD feel unpleasant and terrified. It even assists in halting such memories that trigger the trauma.

Also, CBD oil has a substantial sedative effect that helps the patients facing difficulty in sleeping because proper rest and sleep is essential for a healthy and fresh brain.

CBD oil helps in developing a relaxed feeling without the mental impairment that efficiently helps in alleviating anxiety and depression. CBD oil is still a question for many; however, it has been showing promising results in treating PTSD and relieving its symptoms.

CBD And PTSD: What Research Says?

Recent research published by Frontiers in Pharmacology indicated that CBD oil has been showing some promising results against Posttraumatic Stress Disorder. CBD oil has a significant impact on reducing the fear memory.

Also, it helps in enhancing the disappearance of consciousness related to trauma. CBD efficiently performs its action of overcoming the fear memory with the help of its partial agonist, 5-HT1A.

Another study published in Behavioral Pharmacology suggested that CBD oil efficiently helps in balancing the anandamide levels in the body that prevents PTSD.

Administering cannabinoids after the exposure to the traumatic incident resulted in treating the PTSD symptoms. CBD oil also avoids the impact of stress on memory processes and emotional function.

It helps in alleviating the symptoms of PTSD including, nightmares, hyperarousal, irritability, insomnia, fear, and much more.

A study named Cannabidiol as a Potential Treatment for Anxiety Disorders indicated that CBD has an uncountable number of therapeutic properties across a variety of neuropsychiatric disorders including PTSD, GAD or PD.

Administering CBD oil one hour after stress daily resulted in reducing the anxiety by anxiogenic effects of CBD via the activation of 5-HT1A. CBD oil showed promising results by decreasing avoidance and arousal, preventing side-effects of stress, and by blocking the persistent terror or fear memories.

CBD Oil Dose For PTSD

There are various methods of administering CBD oil including, oil, tinctures, tablets, vaping CBD oil, and much more. Topical CBD is associated with the slowest time of response.

Also, oral CBD has intermediate time release. Whatever method you use, the effects are always gradual. It is better to start with a small dose of CBD oil and then gradually increase the dose to get the desired effects.

Daily sublingual ingestion of around 40- 160 mg of CBD oil helps in treating the sleep-related issues and nightmares in the patients who have PTSD.

In week 1, start the dose with three drops in the morning, three at afternoon, and six drops before you go to sleep. In week 2, start increasing the number of drops gradually like five drops in the morning, 5 in the afternoon, and ten drops before sleeping.

Keep improving it until week three, like seven drops in the morning, seven at afternoon, and 15 drops before going to sleep.

Instead of taking big doses, you can take small doses during the day. You can increase the dosage of CBD oil depending on anxiety. You need to be extremely observant of how your body is reacting to the dosage.

CBD Oil For Treating PTSD – Success Stories

Roger Davidson described his story explaining when he came back home after serving in the military for two years and got to know that he got diagnosed with a severe disorder name posttraumatic stress disorder.

He kept on speaking to his therapist daily. Also, Roger continued to manage his disease by taking 30mg doses of pure CBD oil daily. He illustrated that CBD oil helped him in better sleeping and efficiently reduced his day to day sensitivities to various triggers.

He happily claimed that the doses of CBD oil enabled him in not only his life but also the lives of his family and friends surrounding him.

Joyce Evans similarly explained her story that she survived a tragic car accident five years ago. She told that her physical damage was almost healed, however, her mind was extremely disturbed by that accident.

Later she was diagnosed with PTSD and started experiencing constant panic and anxiety caused by various outside triggers. She started the intake of CBD oil about nine months ago, and she was shocked to see such astonishing results.

She explained that she was able to drive her car again without experiencing any panic attacks or trauma and ultimately her sensitivities were improved.

How To Use CBD Oil For Treating PTSD?

CBD can get extracted in powder or oil form through marijuana plant. They can either be put in capsules so that it can be taken orally or can get mixed into gels and creams. It is available in various forms, however, using the tincture one is the easiest.

Also, capsules are easy but little expensive, and it makes it simple to evaluate the dosing of CBD oil. CBD oil is also available in spray form; however, they leak sometimes.

First shake the bottle well, so that all the products blend well. Then squeeze the dropper to fill it with oil and pour it under your tongue. Make sure you know the correct dosage of CBD oil.

Keep on holding the drops of CBD oil in your mouth for around 60 to 90 seconds and let the oil absorb into your system. Also, if you can’t hold it in your mouth for too long because of the strong flavor, then you can ingest it.

Repeat this process throughout the day to get the best-desired effect. Taking higher doses may make you feel sedative whereas taking CBD oil in little amounts can provide you with a calm feeling.

You can also try it in vaping form as it helps in transporting the CBD oil directly into the blood and it is one of the fastest processes.

Risks Of Using CBD Oil For Treating PTSD

Research on CBD oil indicated that CBD is safe and even at higher doses it is well-tolerated by the human body. Also, there are no physiological side-effects caused by the CBD oils.

It has almost no effect on heart rate, body pressure levels, glucose level, body temperature, pH, and other complicated systems.

Every human body reacts to the medicines differently; therefore, it depends on how every person responds to various CBD oil dosage.

While there are no significant side-effects of CBD oil for the posttraumatic stress disorder, there are some minor effects caused by CBD oil such as stomach ache, dizziness, hallucinations, fatigue, nausea, irritability, fogginess, dry mouth, and sleeping issues.

Also, the activity of the liver enzymes is inhibited such as cytochrome P450 and the alteration in hepatic drug metabolism.

Best CBD Oil For Treating PTSD

Purchasing CBD oil from a cheap store is not a clever idea because the effectivity of the CBD oil depends only on the quality of the product.

Also, various PTSD patients reported some minor side-effects caused by their CBD oil dose. It was later detected that they used inferior quality of CBD oil. Therefore, here are some of the best CBD oil products you can get your hands on.

It is a certified non-psychoactive pure CBD oil that is free of all the artificial and synthetic ingredients. This CBD oil product is premium, non-GMO strains of hemp that are organically grown in Colorado, USA. These strains are rich in beneficial phytochemicals including terpenes, flavonoids, omegas and dozens of additional cannabinoids. This results in a premium hemp oil that helps to calm the body and mind.

And our extraction methods are state-of-the-art. While others may use harsh solvents to extract hemp oil, Calm Premium Hemp Oil uses supercritical carbon dioxide (CO2) which delivers a full spectrum extract for an entourage effect that is also pure and free of any solvents or toxins.

By Jennifer Kurtz – March 10, 2018

We have T-Shirts, do you want one?

A group of very big-hearted people got together and decided that for every $50.00 donated, we would send them a T-shirt. Can you imagine that, your money donated to help a group of well deserving people, will also get you a T-Shirt.

Now…this is not just any T-Shirt, it’s a “Company Branded” T-Shirt – excellent, am I right or what?

For real…2KHeroes is a great opportunity to help many of our Veterans, First Responders, Educators and our Disabled community enjoy the benefits of a full-time income without the hassles of the work-a-day world.

Please find it in your hearts to give to this well deserving community of people who have served our country and paid the price for our freedoms! Click the Donate button to receive your Company Branded T-Shirt and the opportunity to pay-it-forward!

2KonnectKares non-profit Announces:

There are many American Veterans that have come home from serving our country and can’t find work for numerous reasons.  Challenges with health, with trust, with the economy, with education, and others. Yet they are respectable citizens of this great nation and we want to honor them and help them succeed as fellow citizens, family and friends.

2KonnectKares has taken on the daunting task of helping to find employment for over 1 million veterans who are out of work, can’t find work and yet want to work and be respected citizens.  There are lots of people and corporations who are helping them with services and benefits but these men and women don’t want charity or handouts as much as they want to work and earn their way.  Respect, Honor, Tradition, Valor – these are what they want. 

2KonnectKares has created the Veterans HERO Scholarship Program to get them started on a home based business that they can participate in and have the respect of earning an income from multiple sources that will provide more than enough to support themselves without government handouts or welfare.

But, it takes a source of funds to get them started. 2KonnectKares is building that source of funds through Donations, Grants, Business Growth and Humanitarian Funds to be able to help start the Veterans HERO Scholarship Program as soon as possible. Our soft-launch date is June 1, 2015 but can be move up if we get the funds needed to get started.

2KonnectKares has 5 Home Based Businesses ready to implement this program immediately once funding is available. We need $1067 a month for 4 months for each veteran we get started to help them make enough to sustain the expenses for themselves and their family.. Then, through education and training, they learn to continue and build those businesses on their own into ongoing income each month.  We also have services to help them save some each month for future needs, retirement and emergency, just like any other family would with a steady, beneficial income.

We need your help.  As they say, “Many hands make light work.” and so many small donations make up the big amount of support we need to help as many veterans as we can become successful, employed citizens of this great country, honoring them to succeed where many are now failing to find the employment they need.

The Veterans HERO Scholarship Program has been touted as the best practical benefit program for the unemployed veterans that has ever been conceived and employed.  Please consider donating as much as you feel comfortable with and we will put every dollar to work for veterans all over the USA that need this program to survive with Respect, Honor, Integrity and Valor.

God Bless the USA Veteran!

Please Donate on PayPal by Sending To – donate@2konnectkares.org

We will update on progress and those we are helping.