Suicide Prevention: Over 30,000 active duty personnel and veterans of the post 9/11 wars have died by suicide.
Following 9/11, many young men and women joined the military, inspired to be a part of something bigger than themselves and protect our country from further attacks of terrorism. Little did they know that the “War on Terror” would last another 20 years. The traumatic experiences that our soldiers endure in wartime, is something that most of us cannot completely comprehend. Just because our troops are home does not mean that the war is over for them. We cannot simply thank our soldiers for their service and move on, we must provide them ongoing support in any way that we can. Most importantly, we must ensure that our soldiers have the mental health support that they need help them process their experiences and acclimate to civilian life.