22 a day is 22 too many. The issue of veteran suicide is incredibly complex. No warrior should feel like they are out of options with the issues that arise from transition from the military back to civilian life. Dealing with medical and mental issues is a hard task for anyone, let alone anyone who has had to deal with their experiences. Add onto that any changes in family life or a lack of a support structure, it’s no wonder why veteran suicide is such an issue. We would like to lead the fight to end this epidemic by providing support to the veteran while educating the community.
Gold Star Families deserve the upmost respect and dignity and should be honored for their sacrifices to this great country. We fully understand that often times when a Gold Star Family is made it’s so another family can see their service member again. We will never forget these families and will continue to support and honor them whenever and however we can.
It is practically impossible to go to a foreign country and do the things needed to secure America’s freedom and not come back changed in some way. We understand the issue of PTSD intimately and we understand the need for intervention, counseling, and connection to others like yourself. We have dealt with this issue ourselves and are always available to talk and we encourage everyone to find a constructive therapy that works for you.
In an effort to support our local National Guard Soldiers and local active duty service members we would like to send them meaningful care packages from those who know their importance on morale and welfare. We would also like to support our Veterans who have chosen to take advantage of their benefits to attend school. We want to those attending college to know that their service is appreciated. This is often the first stop for veterans leaving the service and is an excellent opportunity to show them thank you.