Remembering D-Day and Veterans who have served in all wars.
June is PTSD Awareness Month
Veterans Crisis Line
http://www.veteranscrisisline.net/ 800-273-8255 press 1
URGENT: Are you a veteran needing shelter? Call 1(877) 4AID-VET
Our involvement and commitment to veterans issues should extend beyond the sentimental jumbo-tron moments we see in professional sports. We owe our veterans our very freedom. This is no cliche.
My research and interviews into veterans issues entering a ‘non war’ period brought Ridge Romano's passion for veterans and his vision for the Under-Cover Knights home to me. While this is a work of fiction and Ridge’s ideas for a Consortium are just an idea, there are many companies that do get involved with veterans. But more commitment, legislation, and private involvement is important to how successful our troops will be at reentering society, having ‘normal’ lives with their families, employment and good mental and physical health.
Far too many of our soldiers come home with Post Traumatic Stress Syndrome (PTSD), Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI), debilitating injuries and illnesses, and are then made to wait for treatment because of overloaded government agencies and a lack of compassion for what these men and women and their families have done for our country. We fail them too often. The statistic of 22 veterans a day plus 1 active duty soldier committing suicide is said to be low. Get involved in your local veterans organizations. Donate to a proven charity.
Trauma affects the entire family. IF YOU OR A FAMILY MEMBER have issues such as PTSD, TBI, MST or suffer from depression, contact someone who can help. There are many who care.
Suicide: If you have contemplated suicide or know someone you’re worried about, call 800-273-8255, #1 or go online: http://stopsoldiersuicide.org if you’re a soldier, a veteran, a family member, or to donate or volunteer.
Think you might be suffering from PTSD? Visit the PTSD Foundation
About Face http://www.ptsd.va.gov/apps/AboutFace See the real faces of soldiers and family members with PTSD and how you can get help.Army Emergency Relief
Disabled Veterans' LIFE Memorial Foundation
Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America IAVA #vetsrising
Homes for Our Troops
Hope For The Warriors
New England Center for Homeless Veterans
Operation Support Our Troops - America Pat Tillman Foundation
Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors
Veterans of Foreign Wars Foundation
Wounded Warrior Project
Wounded Warriors Family Support
For more information about the costs and statistics on the cost of war to humans go to: http://www.facethefactsusa.org/facts/the-true-price-of-war-in-human-terms
Links about companies who hire and provide resources to veterans:
How to help veterans and your vet employees
Veterans Crisis Line http://www.veteranscrisisline.net/ 800-273-8255 press 1
To find charity organizations for veterans, their ratings and accountability, click here:Some organizations listed on the charity navigator. There are many more, both local and national:
Fisher House Foundation
You can help wounded vets with a monthly donation at Wounded Warrior Project and find more resources at Wounded Heroes fund
Support the Shepherd Centers and the @shepherdsmen who ran their first 911 mile run with 22lbs on their backs as a tribute to the minimum 22 vets a day who commit suicide. Contact Shepherdcenter.com to help