anonymous, not out of shame, but with the hope that everyone who visits his website and reads his blog, Living with PTSD, can imagine they are hearing from any vet, any where, suffering from this tragic result of combat service. He wants to be a voice crying in the wilderness of ignorance and disinterest for all vets who suffer.
I've been following this Vet on his blog and on Twitter for several months now. He's keeping it real, pulling no punches, being as honest and sincere as a man can be. I've been intending to do a post for some time now. We've just had Memorial Day, and the Fourth of July looms in the near future. In between, June is PTSD Awareness Month and that make this the perfect time.
Did you know that the men and women who have kept us safe and free are committing suicide at a rate triple that of the rest of the population? One out of every five suicides in the U.S. is committed by a veteran! The official number is 22 a day, but various factors indicate that number is much higher. The government looks for ways to help, ways to intervene, but we all know how impersonal, how slow and bogged down the government animal operates.
All of these things come together to cause our Vet to issue the call for all of us who live in the benefit of the freedom and safety we enjoy at their sacrifice, to come together and help in a more personal way. Just letting veterans know we care on a one to one basis. To know and feel they are not forgotten.
Together We Can Save Lives
Tomorrow is Tuesday. And our Vet calls us to duty. To contact, connect, visit, call, a vet or vets in your own life each and every Tuesday. Calling it Telephone A Vet Tuesday, he asks you to make it a habit.
Spread the word through your social media. #TAVT Let your church know. Tell your co-workers. Contact your local news. Help this Vet help others!
In closing, if there is anyone who is gifted in graphic design who would be willing to help our Vet create a design for T-shirts and posters, please drop by his website and leave him a comment saying you'll donate your talents.
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