A new record. Two days in a row!
I am afraid today’s topic is very serious. More than 22 veterans take their own lives every day. Yes, I said every day.
The glaring statistic is that those who seek help for the VA are much less likely to commit suicide, because of this I have some statistics and thoughts.
The Va reported that out of 20 veterans that committed suicide 6 had been to the VA for help, but 14 had not. Pretty clear that is vital that you seek help. You will have much more support, and because of that you will a much better chance of survival.
Things we need to ask:
- Did those 14 veterans private sector care?
- Were those veterans eligible to use the VA?
- Were They among those discharged for untreated undiagnosed mental health disorders related to sexual trauma or combat?
- Did they find the veteran discerned for personality disorder during the era of “Don’t ask, Don’t tell?”
The bottom line is that if you are struggling, get help now!! Below is the helpline to call and get help:
(877-247-4645) Then press 1.
I feel your pain. I have been there. Do not let the dark side overcome you. Seek the light, and tell the darkside he is outta here.
You are never alone.
You are never forsaken.
You are never unloved.
And above all…never ever give up!