STOP 22 Veteran Suicides
Our troops in Iraq and Afghanistan endure stress that grinds away at them physically, mentally and spiritually 24/7. There’s no rest from the tactics of terrorist warfare. The pressure’s there every moment, waking or sleeping — nine, twelve, fifteen months of relentless tension. It takes a terrible toll, even on the toughest soldier.
Worse, our troops aren’t finished with war when they come home. They know they’ll be going back again … and again … and again.
And when our troops come home, the struggle with the heavy impact of war in their lives continues unabated.
Talk to a Veteran you can trust
They need someone to talk to, someone who understands, someone they can trust. When they call our Lifeline for Vets™ – 888-777-4443 – they reach another veteran of America’s armed forces. Speaking to another veteran who “gets it” is crucial for a soldier who has returned to the homeland he or she has defended only to feel like “a stranger in a strange land” – full of fear, wracked with depression and on the verge of despair.
ORGANIZATION & HISTORY
The NVF and the Lifeline for Vets™ – 888-777-4443 – have helped countless American heroes — person-to-person, veteran-to-veteran. That’s vital at a time when suicides among America’s veterans have reached the rate of 22 a day. Over and again, Lifeline for Vets™ and its volunteer professionals have talked veterans back from the brink of taking their own lives.
Currently the crisis line is ONLY available Mon to Fri 9/5 and needs to be extended to be around the clock 24/7 to save more lives. The NVF has programs in place. They need financial help to be able to provide around the clock vet to vet crisis line services.
Over the past 30 years the NVF has answered more than a quarter million calls and every day there are more and more. By supporting the NVF with financial assistance raised via we can raise the 600k to help them to go 24/7.
1. Do nothing. More and more veterans will take their lives because they don’t have the tools they need to survive PTSD and generations of families will lose loved ones.
2. Raise $600k to go 24/7 by 2016.