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Doug Bolton, the founder of the blog, Signs of Hope, which is at www.dailysignsofhope.com, has written a new book, “Signs of Hope for the Military: In and Out of the Trenches of Life.” It will be reaching out the many military and veterans who may be battling anxiety, fear, depression, addictions, rejections, and the many other usual suspects. There are 22 military connected suicides every day. That is almost one every hour. Doug wants to help stop those statistics.
If you follow Twitter, join me by following @heavenencounter. Many veterans are starting to follow and we hope to have many more to share thoughts and ideas with. You can also connect with me on Facebook by putting my name in the search area. A third place to connect is:
It is a new social network just for veterans. I am a member, and I made hundreds of new friends that have served our country. Try it out!
I just have been selected to be a board on a new nonprofit. It is called: http://www.victoryforveterans.org.
I am honored to be on their board. There are Colonels and Generals on the board with me. Not bad for a Specialist Fourth Class, don’t you think?
Why did I accept being on the board? I checked it out thoroughly and I am very impressed. This site will be reaching out to veterans who may be battling PTSD, depression, anxiety, suicidal thoughts, and the many other usual suspects.
It is a new nonprofit. Actually we are still waiting to be approved as a nonprofit. That takes time.
I really hope you will check the site out. I just happen to also be their full time blogger, so when you go there click on the Blog icon and join me there. There is a sign-up area just like this site has. Subscribe and you will get every post I post sent right to your inbox.
I assume many of you, if you are a veteran or a family member of a veteran, have seen some of the horrors that a military has faced. The most prevalent one is PTSD. There are several thousand veterans who are battling that.
A Victory for Veterans, we have “partners,” who share our dream and support us and we support them. This process is great because we can send a military person suffering with PTSD to experts in that field and get them the help they need.
If you are struggling, try to be strong. If you need help Get it! This is a help line for all military. Please use it if you are in need.
There is always help for you 24/7 at: 1-800-273-8255
Never take on this world alone. I personally rely on God to give me strength. I have faced most of the problems that a soldier has faced, and I wouldn’t have made it this far if I didn’t lean on God.
You are never alone.
You are never forsaken.
You are never unloved.
And above all…..never, ever, give up!