If you're a vet, you've heard of the #22Kill statistics of veteran suicide. While it's alarming, we become blind to causes. Maybe, it's because we see them on our social media feeds all the time. Even about dark topics like suicide, it becomes something we scroll past.
With that being said, it's important to know about the resources that are available. You may be thinking that you'll won't ever need or use them, but you really never know. It's kind of like some of the training that you've done in the military, where you think to yourself 'Why the fuck am I even doing this?' You never know when you might need the resources or run into a situation where friends or family might need them. Look out for your brothers and sisters, and if need be, use these resources for yourself or them. They're there for a reason.
Crisis Intervention and Other Resources
•The Defense Center of Excellence (DCoE) - 1-866-966-1020
•Wounded Soldier and Family Hotline - 1-800-984-8523
CONUS DSN: 421-3700
OCONUS DSN: 312-421-3700
If you have not seen our post about PTSD you should really check it out. It has been by over 1M people and shared hundreds of times on Facebook We receive messages all the time about people saying it helped them.