September is Suicide Awareness Month and in honor of our Military Vets who take their own lives due to PTSD and other Mental Illness I want to take a moment to share some facts with all of you. Did you know that, “In 2013, the United States Department of Veterans Affairs released a study that covered suicides from 1999 to 2010, which showed that roughly 22 veterans were committing suicide per day, or one every 65 minutes. Some sources suggest that this rate may be under-counting suicides.” Now how is this right. These men and women give their lives for us and then because we don’t give them proper support and care they end up taking their own lives? This is so wrong and has got to change.
We put money into all the wrong things and have lost touch with humanity when we put thousands of dollars into fancy cars and huge houses, but we can’t give to those who have given their lives for us to even afford these things. WE have to start focusing on what is important and taking care of one another. When are we going to take this seriously. The statistics above tell a lot and we as a society have to start putting more into Mental Health and Suicide Prevention Awareness. Let’s take control and make a change. For more details on Mental Health and Suicide Prevention you can also check out NAMI.org. They are an organization wanting to do just that, make a change and spread awareness.