African PTSD Relief (APR) is a project of PTSD Relief Now (PRN), a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that aims to reduce the cascade of negative effects resulting from traumatic stress, including PTSD.
APR uses the scientifically proven and cost-effective method of the Transcendental Meditation program (TM) to significantly reduce PTSD and other effects of traumatic stress.
TM has been shown to be effective in a wide range of settings in Africa and around the world. Successful demonstration projects using this technology to address the complexities of human trauma show promising reductions in PTSD in as little as 30 days.
APR develops programs, provides managerial support, and organizes funding for PTSD and traumatic stress relief projects in Africa. Our mission is to reduce the negative impact of traumatic stress for the millions of Africans who are dealing with the symptoms of PTSD or who are otherwise at risk from traumatic stress.
Goals of African PTSD Relief
Jadida is a refugee from Congo, living in Uganda. Her grandparents and her aunt were killed by government soldiers. Soldiers brutally gang raped Jadida, in front of her brother, and burned down the family home. Jadida, her father and brother fled to Uganda. The Red Cross has been unable to find Jadida's mother and other siblings.
When she came to us, Jadida was suffering from rapid heart beat and frequent crying. Although her thoughts were occupied with her problems, she felt unable to share them with anyone.
Since learning TM , Jadida says her heartbeat is okay, she can talk to people and she's happier. Her father noticed such a difference in her that he asked if she had received a large sum of money! She answered her father that it is the TM technique which helped her.