At least 20 U.S. veterans die from suicide every day because of their traumatic experiences during military service. Military culture often focuses on the needs of the larger group over the individual. Soldiers are not superhuman, they are just humans who have honored served our country. We applaud the work Veteran Services is doing to provide veterans with the mental healthcare they need. With these services, they learned to open up, move on from their past and focus on the positives in life. We need to repay them by providing the care that they deserve, to honor them and to bring them back to a functional society. That means one thing: Taking care of those who take care of us.
For a complete list mental health resources for veterans services, click here.
The VA crisis hotline for veterans is 1-800-273-8255 or by texting 838255