Posted on Sep 25, 2015
SN Alex Tufail
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I'm sure most of us know that 22 Veterans commit suicide every day. However, I was wondering if there are actually enough resources or if Veterans are aware of the resources that are available that can help them? Are there any groups that genuinely support hurting Vets and their families? Do we have enough awareness for those of us whom seem to think death is the only option? We as Veterans and others who have been discharge are aware of the issue, but are those outside of the Military also aware?


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PO1 Glenn Boucher
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I think that the biggest problem with veteran suicide is that the veterans either don't seek the assistance for their own reasons, valid ones or not, or they get frustrated with the system.
I checked out the Veterans Suicide prevention website and you have to fill out several pages of Q&A and leave a call back number and someone will get back to you in 24 hours, I mean really? WTF good is a call back when someone is thinking of taking their own life? Yes I know that call centers are not easy to run but doesn't someone who is contemplating ending their existence entitled to a bit more human interaction than a frigging Q&A and a promise of a call back. I'm not trading in my old phone here, its my life.
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CPT Jack Durish
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How much would be enough? Even if there were that and more, would tragedy be prevented or are those who suffer blind to the help that is available? Sadly, the best way to deal with a problem is to avoid a problem, but some are simply unavoidable, and the consequences are almost a certainty regardless of what we do. Help when you can and never condemn those who fail to reach out for help. It simply is what it is...
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SN Alex Tufail
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I understand your point. I think there are enough resources. However, I don't think Vets are connecting with the resources that are available. CPT Cannonie posted 3 articles on here that discuss this exact issue. There needs to be a resource that basically can connect the little guy to the Vet.
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CPT Military Police
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SN Alex Tufail And here is another one. The replies in these threads are too numerous for me to list for you, but you can look at them and see if there is something useful you can use. I did find help through the suggestions of RP members for this Soldier.

https://www.rallypoint.com/answers/anyone-know-of-resources-for-an-18b4-separated-from-the-military-who-needs-a-support-group
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SN Alex Tufail
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Thank you for posting these. I am going to read each article, and if there is a resource I will find a way to get them on here, and see if we can get some members to check it out.
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