Friday, July 7, 2017

Suicide Awareness Equals Dead End

The sign reads "Suicide Awareness Dead End" because that is exactly what all this talk about numbers leads to.

"False words are not only evil in themselves, but they infect the soul with evil."
Socrates

Veterans already know they are killing themselves. What they do not know is that they can heal and make the next day better than their worst day.

No, your worst day is not this day you are in misery. It is the day that PTSD hit you. You forget you survived that worst day already. 

Our job, if we are truly seeking to help veterans stay alive, is to make you aware of, not just that fact, but help guide you toward taking back control of your life.

He is a man of courage who does not run away, but remains at his post and fights against the enemy. Socrates 

The enemy is the ignorance of people more interested in spouting bumper sticker slogans than learning about the cause of suicides. It is our job to fight against this unacceptable outcome and provide veterans with the right directions to heal!

This is from 2005 and as you can see, the book was already written and self published. So, no I did not come to this road in this decade, or a decade ago. As a matter of fact, it was over 3 decades ago.

We actually knew more back then than too many know now. As with all things, the roadwork was already planned and done long before the newer veterans joined all other generations. 

The choice is yours. Do you go downhill just because the road you know about takes you toward the end of your life? Or, do you go the other way back to what others had already paid the price to navigate? 

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