Wednesday, April 30, 2008

The Troops Need Your Help, NOW!!!!

Eighteen (18) American military veterans successfully commit suicide every single day. More than 30 attempt to commit suicide each and every day.

These numbers don't include the veterans who drink themselves to death, overdose on drugs, or get murdered in response to psychotic, self-harmful behavior. Nor do these numbers include the veterans who die in ambiguous 'accidents' in cars, at work, away from home, or those whose bodies are never found, whose lives are no longer missed.

War is not the answer.
Suicide and murder are what we're offering.
Stop the killing abroad so we don't have to face the killing at home.

For more on the killing at home go here or here.

The VA has set up a 24-hour suicide hotline for around-the-clock access to mental health professionals. The number is 1-800-273-TALK (8255).
To learn more about PTSD — visit the National Center for PTSD website.

If you really want to support the troops, work to bring them home rather than letting them risk their lives because you're afraid to speak out.


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