Taking a Moment

Reblogged from Yodamom Finds her Force:

Hate to be a Debbie Downer, but today is a good day to get out my soapbox for one of my pet causes: suicide.

 

As many of you know, I am retired military (USAF/Civil Engineer Squadron/Readines & Emergency Management flight) due to health conditions. It pains me every time I hear about a death in my mil community, but it is especially hurtful when the death is by the hands of the deceased. I did two tours in Iraq and there are more veterans dying by their own hands then was lost in the war.

 

22 veterans per day are calling it quits on life which is 22 too many (and sources say the numbers are actually higher when data is analyzed).

 

September is Suicide Prevention Month and today (September 10th) is World Suicide Prevention Day. So I am just going to leave this here:

 

1-800-273-8255 and dial 1

 

or

 

Text 838255 to Get Help Now