September is Suicide Awareness Month. When you mention suicide, most people think of the 22 veterans that kill themselves everyday.
If not those veterans, and if not yet personally touched by a suicide, they might instead begin to think of a faceless, nameless, “depressed” person who made a ‘stupid” decision..
Yet I would argue that every one of us has, at some point, struggled with Mental Health.
I am extremely proud of the work I do with post traumatic stress and mental health. I have written a book on it (www.lessonsincadence.com), I speak on it, I started a charity for it with Justin Burnash, Remarkabl’s CEO and Founder (www.staysafefoundation.org), and I put together events to try and remind those veterans and cops we work with, that their thoughts of suicide can wait, and that there indeed is something worth living for and fighting for.
T hope this month can be a reminder of the power of a single gesture. If you see someone who is struggling, offer them an ear or a kind word…it just might save their life.
If you’d like to know more about what Remarkabl and the Stay Safe Foundation is doing for police officers and disabled veterans, visit our charity’s website: https://www.staysafefoundation.org
And if you have 6 minutes, consider watching this video