Thursday, January 17, 2019

Preventing veterans from killing themselves takes more than wanting to

Suicide Prevention is not everyones business

Combat PTSD Wounded Times
Kathie Costos
January 17, 2019

Yet again we hear the slogan that is doing more harm than good. "Suicide is everyones business" and that, dear reader is the problem.

Too many have gotten into this as a "business" and did not take any of it seriously enough to get trained on how to actually prevent suicides. Actually, too many are making a living off  of veterans committing suicide.

Helping them heal is a lot of hard work, but  no one should try before they learn what actually helps so they can avoid what hurts. Seen it way too often because people thought all they had to do was say "I'm doing something about it" and never stopped to learn what that something should be. Or, if that something they want to do has already proven to be a massive failure.

The VA therapists are trying, and in most cases, they are turning lives around. Most of the ones I know are committed to the veterans succeeding in healing. They recommend taking care of the whole veteran, body-mind and spirit.

This is from the VA in Maine. Go to the link and watch the video.

Veteran suicide prevention

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