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In Her Words: How Veterans Can Stay Out of Crisis

Saratoga Warhorse TestimonialAmanda Goodlin was ignored. She was told to call 9-1-1. She felt alone but knew if she could just get to the right help, she’d be ok. She turned to Stop Soldier Suicide and found hope.

“Thank you so much for your time Ms. Amber [case worker for Stop Soldier Suicide]! You are amazing and your organization is awesome. I can’t thank you enough. Mr. Bob from Saratoga Warhorse called and would like me to come to his ranch on Monday, WOW! Unbelievable 🙂

 Almost all the other groups I have reached out to have either ignored me and never responded, or told me to ‘call 911 or go to the VA if you’re in crisis’ absolutely ridiculous, I’m trying to stay OUT of crisis and their only suggestion is to call 911?

That is very sad.  I don’t know how to thank you, but I would certainly like to spread the word to all my veteran friends who are out of state. Thank you so much. Thank you for actually helping instead of just passing us Veterans off like other so called Vet Organizations do. You are awesome!”

During this month of suicide awareness, I encourage you to reach out to us if you have a friend or family member who needs a hand up to discover the kind of life they fought to protect. Don’t wait for a crisis, commit to a better life today. All it takes is your first step to connect with us.

Our initiative, the Reverse Boot Camp, would make programs like this part of the process of transition. By helping our Service Men and Women better prepare mentally, physically, and spiritually for life beyond the military, we will not only end military-related suicide, but we will unleash the very best potential in our Veterans.

If you are a member of a military family and you need help, or a veteran in your life needs help coping, reach out to us today.

JER
9/2/2016
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Stop Soldier Suicide provides support and resources to all past and present military and their families. We do not provide direct clinical services or therapy, nor are we a crisis center.