Depression is often associated with post-traumatic stress and is a contributor to the high level of suicide found in veteran populations. Multiple studies in different populations have found the Transcendental Meditation® (TM) technique to be effective at reducing depression.
Percentages with Clinically Meaningful Improvement with Depression
TM® Reduces Depression in High-Stress Populations
“Before learning TM my husband was a mess, sleeping his pain away for 20 plus hours a day, that went on for years. Now, he does his meditation twice a day, and what a difference. It’s amazing how 20 minutes brings him so much calmness. I could go on and on how he is different. The best part is seeing his eyes sparkle and having a huge smile when he is done with his meditation. It really has changed his life.” —Wife of Vietnam War Veteran
“After my first week of meditation I was able to sleep. My day to day functions became clearer. My depression has improved daily and my aggression has vanished. It’s like I was living in a fog of war, and TM cleared the fog, allowing me to see things clearly. TM has given the perspective to live with a peaceful mind.”—Iraq War Veteran