The strongest men and women are sent out on deployments and come back stronger. However, there has been a lingering stigma around mental health. 20 veterans’ lives are lost by suicide each day. The stigma around receiving mental health help and speaking about one’s state is not helping that number go down. Katrina Games and Aliyah Theargood write about what exactly needs to change in order to better serve our veterans.
If you or anyone you know is experiencing a mental health crisis or needs to talk, reach out to the Suicide Prevention Hotline at 1800-273-8555. If you would like to speak to the Veterans Hotline you can call the Veterans Suicide Prevention Hotline at 1-800-273-8255.