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Old 10-24-2018, 06:16 PM   #1
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Red face Crisis/Suicide Contact for Veterans

My Army Son & Marine/Veteran buddy of mine asked me to share this contact # to assist Veterans who need a helping hand!

Both have seen extensive combat and have lost Brothers & Sisters to suicide in the past several months.

Our Veterans deserve so much more so pass it on to one in need.....and yes, the caption is from FB but for those who detest this site, it's worth it even if it save's just ONE of our Countries Hero's!

God Bless our Military & Veterans...ÖThanks TBH
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Old 10-24-2018, 06:44 PM   #2
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Old 10-24-2018, 06:52 PM   #3
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I think so too...save a life folks!
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Good stuff Kuma. Thanks for posting this. If only one person turns it around because of this thread it is so worth it.
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Good stuff Kuma. Thanks for posting this. If only one person turns it around because of this thread it is so worth it.
Hey Buddy....my Army son got back from his latest tour in Iraq this past August. 2 weeks after his unit returned, one of his company soldiers committed suicide. My Marine/Veteran buddy struggles with PTSD and I can always tell when he's close to a melt down.

It just breaks my heart to see our Veterans suffer...
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Itís a great post . I almost lost my wife to suicide last week . She had the gun in her mouth. Only thing that stopped her was seeing a picture of our kids . 2 days later she was on a plane to a treatment facility in Florida.


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God bless them all!

Tears me up....prayers to ALL VETS wrapped around that pain!
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Old 10-24-2018, 07:48 PM   #8
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Good post Kuma, I’ve lost 2 of my best friends after they came back. Some of the baddest warriors I’ve ever met and never let anyone know what they were dealing with
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A TBHer passed on 22kill.com
Great website and resource for our first responders, soldiers, and veterans.
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Old 10-25-2018, 07:52 PM   #10
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Just to reinforce how important this OP was folks!! Take some time to view and pass on to those WARRIORS who protect our Nation, YOUR family and YOU! Yep, TBH is hunting but you CAN'T HUNT without the freedom our Military and Veterans provide!
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Old 10-25-2018, 08:02 PM   #11
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My mom works for the VA in suicide prevention and counseling with the vet center in Lubbock.

Most important is for friends and family to be mindful and watch for signs. To make sure they seek help
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Old 10-25-2018, 09:23 PM   #12
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There is also 22kill.com which is run by a group of people that are beating the odds every day. There are also volunteer opportunities for those that would like to help at their events
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Old 10-26-2018, 06:56 PM   #13
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My mom works for the VA in suicide prevention and counseling with the vet center in Lubbock.

Most important is for friends and family to be mindful and watch for signs. To make sure they seek help
Your comment is spot on....talked to my Marine/Veteran buddy yesterday as his "signs" are up once more. When I was still working, I could always tell he was "fighting his demons," moody, staying to himself and the drinking was costing him days away from the job. Management put up with him as he was a HELL of a land salesman. He and I clashed BIG time when I first joined the company and neither of us would back down. But, times change and we are great friends now.

I'm really surprised with all the Vets and current military there have not been more responses to my OP? This is a real problem with any who have seen "death close up and NOT just Military." I still struggle time to time from the LEO/Paramedic days, but have great support from my wife and family if I get a "little under."

I guess many on the GS have no idea how this affects so many who serve in any capacity but PLEASE don't forget those who have?
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Old 10-26-2018, 07:13 PM   #14
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Great post Kuma!

As retired military itís sadly a fact that this post is true. After what goes on down range to bring it back and not understand how to shake whatís going on inside. Kuma youíre right, a lot of the GS hasnít replied, but as an import and now a resident for life of Texas i am sure thereís plenty of support from the GS on this matter. Hence one the the reasons we (my wife was military also) decided to stay in this great state. Texas is by far the state that is so supportive of military and proud of their military men and women. Ive been to a lot of bases in other states and Texas is by far the best state for support. Even when people find out I ďused to beĒ a yankee I get a pass because i was military lol. All jokes aside i have met some truly great people from the GS that would with out a doubt be there if/when i would need them to be.

Again, this is truly a saddening topic that is a daily occurrence and is very taboo to my brothers and sisters as most donít ever like to discuss it. Thank you GS, for just being what it is great people, from a truly great state, doing very awesome things day in and day out.


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Old 10-26-2018, 07:27 PM   #15
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Being an old Vietnam Vet grunt I find it hard to discuss these matters on an open forum.

I have a family member that is suffering each day. We're just waiting for the phone call.

Prayers for all veterans and first responders.
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Old 10-26-2018, 07:29 PM   #16
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Bump for a good cause!
God bless them all.
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Old 10-26-2018, 07:31 PM   #17
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Good cause but keep in mind causation v correlation. The majority of these guys in the ď22Ē are 50 plus years of age so not from recent wars. They are people who kill themselves and happen to be veterans. They are not killing themselves because they are veterans. Bad stigma.


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Old 10-26-2018, 07:32 PM   #18
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My original OP was not an effort to generate a discussion, respect your statement Froggy. Just breaks my heart to see those who gave so much not getting help!

Like I stated, sharing for two very special guys in my life...If we can save even ONE, it's more than worth the effort!

I'm going to update this OP to "keep it in front" just to do this....Save those we can!! Thanks for your service.....
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Old 10-27-2018, 10:22 AM   #19
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I concur with MilMan. I spent 36 years in the Army. We ALL have some sort of post-traumatic stress; to NOT have it would render one a sociopath. The issue is NOT to let it get to be a disorder. If it affects your life, your family, your loved ones.....get help. keep the fight going. There's no shame nor dishonor in getting help - it's just like fresher training on the latest commo gear; or, trauma care before you go downrange.

Look out for each other; have each other's back. The war(s) are still killing our troops, long after they get back; they just don't know it.

OP - don't get disparaged by lack of response. The general public just doesn't care. So long as they can eat to excess, get their bennies and freebies, and watch the Kardashians every night, they simply don't care.
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I concur with MilMan. I spent 36 years in the Army. We ALL have some sort of post-traumatic stress; to NOT have it would render one a sociopath. The issue is NOT to let it get to be a disorder. If it affects your life, your family, your loved ones.....get help. keep the fight going. There's no shame nor dishonor in getting help - it's just like fresher training on the latest commo gear; or, trauma care before you go downrange.

Look out for each other; have each other's back. The war(s) are still killing our troops, long after they get back; they just don't know it.

OP - don't get disparaged by lack of response. The general public just doesn't care. So long as they can eat to excess, get their bennies and freebies, and watch the Kardashians every night, they simply don't care.
Thanks for your service....I agree....unless some are connected in some way, it's just a distant thought so why care?
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Old 10-28-2018, 08:57 AM   #21
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Old 10-28-2018, 09:50 AM   #24
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The Vet centers, Chris Kyle Veterans Center, Steven A. Cohen Military Family Clinic and Military Veteran Peer Network are all great places to start.

If any of you need other resources or just another combat vet to chat with drop me a PM.
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ttt...I promised to keep this going...

I'm renaming this OP....

S-Save
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SAVE is the word!
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Is this a correct number? I’m not trying to say people don’t need help, etc, but that number comes out to 8,030 veterans committing suicide a year. 80,300 over a decade. Is this an accurate number is all I’m asking.
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Is this a correct number? Iím not trying to say people donít need help, etc, but that number comes out to 8,030 veterans committing suicide a year. 80,300 over a decade. Is this an accurate number is all Iím asking.
Just to verify....I just called the number again and it's legit. I did NOT get the message you referred to, but after several minutes holding I was connected. I told them I was just checking out the validity once more.

Kuma....and I appreciate your questioning the validity of this contact.
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I went thru a 3 week in paitient program on ft hood, helped out alot. Just wish more would ask for help
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I went thru a 3 week in paitient program on ft hood, helped out alot. Just wish more would ask for help
Good for you Brother...keep the faith and March On! There are MANY of us who have your six! Love you all.....just my thing to support and help as many as possible!! I've told my Army son and Marine/Veteran what I am trying to do to let all know....believe me, and I know you do....Very special to both these guys.

I still say/post....SO many that need our support, love and help.....
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ttt...I promised to keep this going...

I'm renaming this OP....

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This is a great thread. I had messaged the moderators for permission to post information about 22kill.com (I am a volunteer for), but have not received the courtesy of a response after a month. These folks are combat vets, and are dealing with those demons. They have peer group meetings, outings and a hotline. I want to encourage anyone military or first responders to check out the 22kill.com website. For those of us that can volunteer at these events or donate, all help is appreciated.
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These guys came to our last Marine Corps Leauge meeting. They are VA funded but not VA... veteran employees and locations all over the state. Good people.

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ttt...keeping my promise to 2 Warriors.....
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I posted this around my squadron. A couple folks have used it and say it helps.

Crisis Text Line is a global not-for-profit organization providing free crisis intervention via SMS message. The organization's services are available 24 hours a day every day, throughout the US by texting 741741
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Old 10-31-2018, 04:46 PM   #35
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TTT and thanks for all that have served
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Me and the old lady went on a wounded Vet Ride sponserd by 22KILL,two weeks ago, this is there main focus, good group to support.
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TTT, and thanks to all that have sacrificed for our country.
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Itís a great post . I almost lost my wife to suicide last week . She had the gun in her mouth. Only thing that stopped her was seeing a picture of our kids . 2 days later she was on a plane to a treatment facility in Florida.


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Aw man! I am so sorry. Thank God she didn't do it. What a heck of a year you guys have had. Any chance that her wrecks were not accidents?

Prayers that 2018 will be behind us soon, and 2019 will be kinder to your family...and prayers for your wife and each of your family.
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This is a great thread. I had messaged the moderators for permission to post information about 22kill.com (I am a volunteer for), but have not received the courtesy of a response after a month. These folks are combat vets, and are dealing with those demons. They have peer group meetings, outings and a hotline. I want to encourage anyone military or first responders to check out the 22kill.com website. For those of us that can volunteer at these events or donate, all help is appreciated.

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Old 11-05-2018, 06:29 PM   #44
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TTT....SAVE. As we near the Holidays, the coming weeks will take a toll on those who suffer the mental anguish so remember them and help if you can!!
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Camp Hope here in Houston does the same thing. The crisis number is (877) 717-7873, and your phone call is picked up 24 hours a day, 7 days a week by a veteran. The founder, David Maulsby, will drive where ever it takes to make sure any vet that calls the crisis line get a ride to the facility.

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