color: SOME SOLDIER'S MOM: Medal of Honor: Speak Out! Against Suicide

Monday, May 17, 2010

Medal of Honor: Speak Out! Against Suicide

As part of their commitment to serve their country, more than 30 of the 91 living Medal of Honor recipients have joined in a public service campaign designed to help stem the rising tide of suicides among military service members today.

These recipients, who have survived some of the most harrowing experiences in combat, including years as POWs, physical wounds and emotional trauma, felt compelled to speak out to America's military, share their experiences and encourage them to seek help for behavioral health issues that are often a result of deployment and combat. Their message is simple: Don't let the enemy defeat you at home!

In their own words, Medal of Honor recipients encourage America’s military by reminding them that seeking care is indeed a courageous act. One that shows they recognize the need to stay strong in mind and body.

Listen up, men & women!! Active duty, Guard, Reserve, Veterans.  Never give up! There is help... there is HOPE.

Need help? Need to find help??

If you are in crisis, please call 911, go to your nearest Emergency Room, or call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273- 8255 Veterans press “1” after you call.

You can also go to the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline webpage to chat live with a crisis counselor at any time of day or night.

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At 5/17/2010 2:56 PM , Blogger BusyB said...

Great Post I think that that needs to be made more aware of... Heart wrenching. Bless them :)

At 3/24/2011 7:32 AM , Blogger Unknown said...

We are parents of A1C Austin Gates Benson, we had the opportunity to speak at Robins AFB in Feb 2011.

This is the video of the briefing

At 3/25/2011 12:41 PM , Blogger Some Soldier's Mom said...

dear fred: you have my deepest condolences on the loss of your precious son. thank you for telling his story. the more we speak, the more we help those that need help.


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