Veterans who believe service members lack the mental health care they need
Veterans wounded during military service
Veterans impacted through Respawn
What is Respawn?
Led by Chief Medical Officer and 20-year US Army Veteran, Erik S. Johnson, MS OTR/L, our Respawn program provides medically acceptable therapy through gaming, technology and innovation. We support individual veterans as well as military medical facilities and Warrior Transition Battalions. Gaming is proven to positively impact recovery and directly help with cognitive processing, balance, range of motion, psychosocial interaction and overall well-being.
Why is Respawn important?
With over 20 veterans committing suicide each day and hundreds of thousands more fighting their own mental and physical battles, we cannot limit the methods for recovery. Respawn provides equipment and support for transitioning veterans as well as contributes to workshops for medical professionals and occupational therapists wanting to know how they can incorporate additional hardware and software technology into their own practices. In both cases, these individuals are then welcomed into and supported by our community.
Respawn off the press
By OSD Staff Writer Jason Carter OSD’s Chief Medical Officer, Erik Johnson, was recently invited to Microsoft’s headquarters in Redmond, Washington. While there, Erik got to go inside Microsoft’s Inclusive Tech Lab, a space on Microsoft’s campus devoted to gamers with...
Army Veteran Chance McPheron Finds Purpose by Paying it Forward through Ongoing Service in Pacific Northwest
by Ann Green, OSD Contributor Iraq War veteran Chance McPheron served in the US Army for six years. Since his discharge he has continued to serve his country, now as Regional Director of OSD (Operation Supply Drop) Northwest. Since beginning his work for OSD in 2015,...
SAN ANTONIO, TEXAS (January 10, 2018) /For immediate release/ -- OSD Texas is hosting over a dozen veterans for “Thank You Deployments” during PAX South as the event returns to San Antonio for the 4th year. Recipients of OSD “Thank You Deployments” are chosen by the...