Early this morning, I read this and shared it on Google+. Freaking out a bit, since this happened in the city I work in, it made me want to scream.
How is it that a veteran, right here, could not find the help he needed, right here? How is it that he did not know where to turn? THIS IS FLORIDA! There are events all over the place every week, groups around every block and stunts to "raise awareness." Much like the one I have been blasting that happened Saturday.
I heard he had been found safe from a friend in the building I work in. I could not find confirmation, so I called Maitland Police Department. They said he had not been found, but they were talking to him.
So, when it comes to all the "awareness" being raised, it seems that local veterans have been unaware of "how much fun" the event was on Saturday to talk about veterans killing themselves!
How many veterans have to commit suicide in public before the public catches onto the fact all these stunts do more harm than good? They not only drain financial resources from groups actually doing the work to save lives, they have taken over social media to the point where veterans cannot find those who are willing and able to help them!
So this local veteran, thank God, was found by an actor traveling across the country BECAUSE HE COULD NOT FIND THE HELP HE NEEDED RIGHT HERE!!!!!
Since posts do not go away, I removed the veteran's name. Update from local news WESH 2 had this, "Officials with the Maitland Police Department said a welfare check was performed. The suicidal man told officers he is OK and declined any help from law enforcement or a mental health agency."
James Woods uses Twitter to help veteran contemplating suicide: 'You could save another'
Nov. 20, 2018
"So think about this. A lot of vets, I understand, have come to where you are tonight," Woods continued. "If you could just push this decision off tonight, at least, maybe you would also inspire another vet to seek help. You could save another man, too. By waiting to do this."
Actor James Woods used his Twitter account to call attention and help to a distressed veteran who was contemplating suicide.
The "Salvador" actor, 71, alerted the Orlando Police Department Monday night and asked authorities to perform a wellness check on former Marine XXXXXXXX.
"A man named XXXXXXXX just said on @Twitter that he is sitting in a parking lot and is going to kill himself," Wood tweeted to his nearly 2 million followers. "He’s sitting with his dog, a black lab, possibly in a WalMart parking lot."
Woods' plea for help included a screenshot from MacMasters' Twitter account, which has since been deleted.
"I'm on Twitter every day, I retweet all the time but this is the first tweet I've ever written," user XXXXXXXX tweeted Thursday. "I'm (a) good guy, I'm a veteran, I love America. I'm gonna kill myself tonight. I've lost everything I have nobody, nobody cares."
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