If you or a loved one is contemplating harming oneself or others and want to talk, call 1-800-273-TALK (8255). Use that same number and press "1" to reach the Veterans Crisis Line.
IF YOU THINK YOU MAY ATTEMPT SUICIDE,
GET HELP NOW
Call 911 or go to your local emergency number immediately
What is PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder)
PTSD is a psychiatric disorder that can occur following the experience or witnessing of life-threatening events such as military combat, natural disasters, terrorist incidents, serious accidents, or physical or sexual assault in adult or childhood. Most survivors of trauma return to normal given a little time. However, some people will have stress reactions that do not go away on their own, or may even get worse over time. These individuals may develop PTSD. People who suffer from PTSD often relive the experience through nightmares and flashbacks, have difficulty sleeping, and feel detached or estranged, and these symptoms can be severe enough and last long enough to significantly impair the person’s daily life. Those with PTSD are at a higher risk for suicide. For more information please visit
Suicide and suicidal thoughts
Suicide, taking your own life, is a tragic reaction to stressful life situations — and all the more tragic because suicide can be prevented. Whether you're considering suicide or know someone who feels suicidal, learn suicide warning signs and how to reach out for immediate help and professional treatment. You may save a life — your own or someone else's.
It may seem like there's no way to solve your problems and that suicide is the only way to end the pain. But you can take steps to stay safe — and start enjoying your life again. For more information on suicidal ideation, please visit http://www.suicidepreventionlifeline.org
ORGANIZATIONS working together to stop suicide
Project 22 and Medicinal Missions https://medicinalmissions.com
After tragedy struck home, two combat-wounded veterans set out to end a little-known epidemic in America--22 each day. Their 6,500-mile cross-country mission was to raise awareness of the high rate of suicide amongst Veterans and show their brothers and sisters-at-arms that there is hope for them. Daniel and Doc will stop at nothing to reach tomorrow’s twenty-two.
Click the following link to watch this amazing documentary http://video.soptv.org/video/2365668749/
EMS Roaddocs http://www.emsroaddocs.com
Who helps the heroes?
The EMS Roaddocs Riding Club is made up entirely of full and part time people who work in Emergency services active and retired this includes doctors, nurses, paramedics, EMT’s and Firefighters. They are a club that has no affiliation with any other motorcycle club in the country. The primary goal of The EMS Roaddocs is to promote riding and friendship among Emergency Medical personal. Because many of the Roaddocs members are exposed to traumatic and often life shattering situations on the job, the Roaddocs raise thousands of dollars for PTSD and suicide prevention each year to keep their own brothers and sisters from becoming statistics themselves. PLEASE WATCH THIS AWESOME VIDEO by Guy Minshall of the EMS Roaddocs
22 Kill https://www.22kill.com
Honor Courage Commitment, Inc. started the #22KILL movement in 2013 after learning about the staggering statistic that an average of 22 veterans are killed by suicide every day. HCC has committed to researching and understanding the genesis of this epidemic, and educating the general public on the issue.
#22KILL is a platform to raise awareness not just towards veteran suicide, but also to the issues that can lead them to suicide. These issues stem primarily from mental health conditions such as PTS and TBI, and stresses of transitioning out of the military.
The solution is veteran empowerment. One of the biggest challenges veterans face is finding a sense of purpose after service.
#22KILL directly supports veteran empowerment programs that help veterans maximize their talents and understand their value outside of the military. #22KILL also continually provides support for other veteran organizations, treatment centers, and community events and projects.
National Center for PTSD http://www.ptsd.va.gov/
The National Center for PTSD is dedicated to research and education on trauma and PTSD. We work to assure that the latest research findings help those exposed to trauma.