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It has been far too long since I last posted here. My apologizes, and I hope I will be posting on a regular basis from now on. Today I am speaking about suicide. A tough subject, but needs to be addressed.
I had a wonderful Veteran’s Day. I was asked to be a speaker that a Veterans Day event in Sherwood, Oregon.
There were two other speakers ahead of me. They were excellent, and I began to worry if my talk would be good enough. They asked me to share some of my military experiences, and share about a non profit I am a board member for called, Victory for Veterans Foundation.
I started out telling stories about my basic training, and deployment, plus my after deployment time. The audience was laughing at some of my stories and I felt much more comfortable. All of my military stories are actually also written in a book called, Signs of Hope for the Military: In an Out of the Trenches of Life. (Keep coming back to find when it will be published.)
I moved on to talking about the Victory for Veterans Foundation, and the audience was dead silent. I knew they would be, because I talked about suicide. They were also told a bunch of statistics and they were saddened. Here are some of the statistics I shared:
- 22 Veterans commit suicide to end their own lives daily.
- Many veterans are struggling with PTSD, TBI, depression, etc.
- There are far too many homeless veterans in our nation.
- Many are on assistance for food. (My brother-in-law is in charge of taking meals out to needy people, and he told me that out of 100 meals he delivers in a week, 75 of them are military families.)
- A good number are unemployed, because their training doesn’t fit many jobs in the private sector.
There is more, but I am sure you get the picture.
Victory for Veterans Foundation, reaches out to these heroes and give them the help they need. We need to reach out and help these warriors to stop them from suicide.
Go to http://www.victoryforveterans.org to find how you can help out.
If you are a veteran stand strong and be proud of how you served your country. Stand strong against all the dark side fears.
Here is a helpline that runs 24/7
You are never alone.
You are never forsaken.
You are never unloved.
And above all…
Never, ever, give up!