⚠️TRIGGER WARNING ⚠️ Happy? Veterans Day..... I was reading a statement the other day of how many of our armed forces members had lost their lives in combat since the year 2000. The number was over 5,000. Although that number is tragic, I then looked over to see how many armed forces members had been lost to suicide since then.... 128,480
And counting.... I don’t know about you, but I’m not ok with that.
I know you still have survivors guilt from the brother or sister you lost, the trauma You ran away from home at 18 is still with you, maybe you’ve been assaulted so many times you’ve lost count (this happens to women AND men), you can’t stay sober for a weekend because it hurts too much to think, you’re over worked with no thanks, the person you loved was not serious about their commitment to you when you deployed, you are afraid of being rejected if you come out, you’re afraid to admit you’re struggling because of “weakness”, everything seems like there’s no way out.... Please know you are seen, I see you. I want to hear your voice. So please stay... it’s ok to hurt, it’s ok to feel. But I can’t bare to see another name, a person, a son, a daughter being taken. I need you here.
Just promise me you’ll save these in your phone:
VETERANS CRISIS HOTLINE