Combating Veteran Suicide
Perhaps you’ve heard the statistics that 22 Veterans die from suicide each day. Perhaps you’ve heard the story of someone who has been personally affected. Perhaps you are the one being affected right now.
Veteran suicide is a problem that we all need to address.
When Veterans return to civilian life, regardless whether their time in the military was traumatic, there is a part of their life, of their training, of their entire being that changes forever. The loss of brotherhood.
In the military, Veterans build bonds unlike anywhere else in the world. A bond so strong, one is willing to die for another, to leave no man left behind, to willingly suffer in agony together to complete the mission.
Civilian life doesn’t have that brotherhood. And when that brotherhood is no longer present, Veterans can feel lost, empty or in the worst cases depressed.
We at The Independence Fund believe life is worth living and for the Veterans, the families, and the Caregivers, we believe help is worth seeking.
For this entire month, we will focus on the positive outcomes of building brotherhood, to seeking therapy, and actively working towards ending Veteran suicide.
We will be covering programs to help combat Veteran suicide including our own program, Operation Resiliency (OpRES) that reunites military units to reinvigorate everyone’s love of life and for another.