You were not alone then, you are
not alone now. There are 20 million vets who would give their lives for
you. PLEASE, don't take yours.
After a traumatic experience, it's normal to feel frightened, sad,
anxious, and disconnected. But if the upset doesn't fade and you feel
stuck with a constant sense of danger and painful memories, you may be
suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). It can seem like
you'll never get over what happened or feel normal again.
This is why we have created the "buddy-buddy" program. Veterans
like you, that have shared a similar experience or trauma in one of our
nations many conflicts, are available to talk with you openly and
privately and help you deal with issues associated with your experience.
If you are struggling, if you are in pain, if you just need to talk, please call.
Veterans Crisis Hotline: Dial 988 press 1
Veterans TEXT: 838255
VFW Mental Wellness Campaign
Our nation faces a crisis of veteran suicide. That's why the VFW launched its Mental Wellness Campaign. We are committed to helping change the narrative and stigma surrounding mental health in America.
To raise awareness, foster community engagement, improve research and provide intervention research and provide interventions for those affected by invisible injuries and emotional stress, the VFW had teamed up with the nationwide organizations Give an Hour and the Campaign to Change Direction, One Mind, Patients Like Me, Walgreens, and the Elizabeth Dole Foundation to combat this critical issue.