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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 reaches 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.
This is a new social network just for veterans. I joined it and made instant friendships with veterans who want to talk about what I want to talk about. Please check it out. You will be glad you did.
We have just added a fantastic product for people who are suffering from PTSD. I have looked at the video myself. It is a little long, but it is very valuable. Go to https://sites.google.com/site/v4vweaponspackage/ to see for yourself. It will change your life if you suffer from PTSD.
I am on a quest to bore you with statistics. I mean a lot of statistics. But if you the statistics carefully you will see lots of good things and some bad things. Here we go:
Stay in School…REALLY!
145,000 Americans who died in 2010 might have lived had they earned their high school diploma or GED. They would have better jobs, and better health coverage.
110,000 Americans might have lived longer if they would have finished their college degrees. Again more education; better jobs; and much better healthcare.
Veterans Compared to Civilians
169: Average number of hours volunteered each year by veterans.
126: Average number of hours volunteered each year by civilians.
73.8 percent of Veterans who vote in local elections.
57.2 percent of civilians who vote in local elections.
59.2 percent of veterans who give to charities.
52.1 percent of civilians who give to charities.
10.7 percent of veterans who work with neighbors to address issues.
7.6 percent of civilians who work with neighbors to address issues.
18 percent of veterans who participate in service organizations.
6 Percent of civilians who participate in service organizations.
There are many other statistics that show us that veterans care for their surroundings more than others. They have been to other countries and have seen why they love the U.S.A.
If you are a veteran and are struggling, please know that you are not alone. There are thousands of other veterans who are praying for you. I have seen this on RallyPoint. (Check this out by going to the link I have provided above.) They have your six!
If you need immediate help you have help here:
There is always 24/7 help at 1-877-995-5247
You are never alone.
You are never forsaken,
You are never unloved.
And above all…never, ever, give up!