What would you do to save a Warrior’s life?
It will take an army of people to change the course we are facing with military suicides. When every hour we lose another person who fought valiantly for our country, many of whom volunteered to serve, it’s incumbent upon us all to fight for them now.
Post Traumatic Stress (PTS) has been shown to increase the incidence of suicide. PTS is the most common mental-health diagnosis among Veterans, yet fewer than half of those affected seek help.
It’s time to shift the stigma surrounding mental health and military acceptance of the 30%+ of our Veterans suffering from PTS. Of the warriors who can’t shut out the trauma of their service. Of their training. Of their guilt at being alive. Those who can’t transition back to a “normal” life that to them is anything but normal after all they’ve experienced.
“I must do something” always solves more problems than, “Something must be done.”
It doesn’t take a lot, but it takes a lot of us DOING SOMETHING to stop military suicides.
- Reach out to us for any Veteran you know who exhibits signs of needing help.
- Be a donor—consider making a monthly donation.
- Attend our events or share them with others.
- Host your own events to raise money for our cause.
- Rally your company around becoming a corporate sponsor.
- Speak up and be an advocate for our servicemen/women. TALK ABOUT MILITARY SUICIDE ISSUES.
- Don’t use the word “crazy” to describe anyone with a mental illness or issue. Their “wound” is invisible, but no less real than a physical one.
- Volunteer with our team.
- Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Vimeo and Pinterest.
- Comment on our blog posts and share them.
- Participate in RUN FOR LIFE. Do the 22 in 22 Challenge.Click here and print this poster 22in22PosterHorizV2 then take a picture and upload on Facebook.