Tom Hanks encourages people to ‘Be There' and help prevent veteran suicideConnecting Vets
By Ben Krimmel
JULY 15, 2019
Even the smallest action can make the world of a difference.
Actor Tom Hanks is joining the call to promote the "Be There for Veterans" public service announcement to raise awareness for the VA's #BeThere campaign to support veterans in need.
"Twenty veterans take their lives every day," Hanks says in the PSA. "Learn how to be there for a veteran at bethereforveterans.com. Honor the code! Be there! Leave no one behind."
The VA hopes their #BeThere campaign underscores how everyone can play a role in suicide prevention.
“This PSA underscores VA’s public health approach to preventing Veteran suicide, which encourages everyone to play a role in suicide prevention,” said Aaron Eagan, deputy director of operations and integration for suicide prevention in VA’s Office of Mental Health and Suicide Prevention. “The ‘Be There’ campaign is focused on simple yet impactful ways we can all reach out to and engage Veterans.”
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Where will you be when they need you?That is the question I have been asking since I began my online work back in 93. I was known as Namguardianangel.
It seems like a lifetime ago, especially now that all the results seem so bad.
There used to be good results because people with good intentions back it up with diligent work on research to know exactly how to help them. Now it is whatever will obtain the most popularity, even if that means they have to lie to gain it.
The lie is "suicide awareness" actually means something other than spreading misery instead of healing.
After all these years I am still asking "where are you when they need you" because from what I have seen, most are just taking whatever they can get while veterans are still suffering.