On average 22 veterans takes their own lives by day

The True Battle for Soldiers

It’s heartbreaking to realize that the battle doesn’t end when military men and women come home. The sad truth today is that the number of military suicides exceeds the total number of those killed in battle – an average of 22 veterans and 1 active duty soldier a day, totaling almost 8,000 suicides a year. That means by the end of today, almost 22 soldiers will have taken their own lives.

Admitting that there’s a problem, for some, can be the toughest part of the battle. The stigma of shame associated with mental health issues and PTSD (Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder) overtakes asking for help. While we feel pride for our loved ones, they are struggling to express what they’ve experienced while away. Instead of reaching out and talking about the problem, soldiers are choosing to end their lives to find relief. We often forget about these invisible wounds soldiers might have, which results in too many left feeling embarrassed and alone.

The Challenge:

22 push ups during 22 days. Pay your tribute, spread the word all over the world.

While you post you video on a social network, you have to nominate a different person each day.

Today is Day 1

#CantStopWontStop

#EverythingIsAboutLove

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