I feel I owe you an explanation as to why I’ve been missing for the past few weeks. My 22 year old nephew, an Afghanistan war veteran, diagnosed with severe PTSD, took his own life on February 19, 2015. He became part of the statistics, of 22 veteran lives lost to their own hands, every single day in America
In light of that, I put my priorities where they belonged, which was with my family. In the time since that day, emotions have been high, and I have felt a little lost. I had several vets reach out to me, and I will tell you right now, for every vet that commits suicide, there is at least fifty more that have tried.
I am focusing part of my energy towards making sure it doesn’t happen to someone else I know, or don’t know. This is something that will now continue to be a project, for me.
I am now back to work, full time, and I apologize for not giving anyone a head’s up.
If you, or someone you know, is a combat vet, and is having problems coping, please reach out to the amazing people at http://www.taps.org They offer 24/7 support for vets and their families.
If you need more info, or are interested in knowing what programs are available for veterans, and their families, please contact me.