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Suicide Thoughts

Here is some of the information I gathered at Fort Hood Medical Center. As we work together and share our resources around with everyone we know we can combat the problem of suicide among veterans and one day there will not be a single suicide by a veteran.

Collecting Life Saving Info

Today I took some time to go to the Medical Center in Fort Hood to asked if they have PTSD resources both on base and out. The entire 3rd floor with in the hospital is dedicated to mental health. I collected some good information. I was happy to see that there are Christian information all over the 3 rd floor hallways. Our Daily Bread when I opened the little book it landed on a page title; Into Our Storm.

Finding Purpose PTSD

Many people think PTSD is the root of all mental health problems among veterans. This oversimplification is often reinforced by behaviors considered abnormal. One veteran I spoke with claimed to have stopped a dangerous driver, thrown him out of the car, and “gave him a life lesson.” Most people would accuse the veteran of needing anger management […]

via Military Betrayal, Civilian Isolation — Finding Purpose

Free app with a free book.

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Check out the app: No Warriors Left Behind. Now downloadeble on IPhones and Android. 

Helping prevent suicide among veterans. Because ONE suicide among veterans is too many.

The free book is located under PTSD Facts

Veterans Resources

Resource Guide for Veterans

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In Eastern Michigan, there is a strong and interconnected community supporting the men and women who serve and have served our country. We believe veterans deserve our gratitude and support for their dedication and service. That’s why SSR Law Office has produced this Veterans Resource Guide.

The purpose of this guide is to provide information on nonprofit and governmental resources to retired or serving veterans and/or military personnel in Macomb, Oakland, Wayne, Monroe, St. Clair, Lapeer, Livingston, Washtenaw, Genesee and surrounding counties. It is our intent that this information will empower and support the men and women who serve and have served our country.

Many organizations provide support to veterans. These services include housing, food programs, educational opportunities, counseling and legal help. We hope you find the following Veterans Resource Guide useful and comprehensive.

Alcohol, Drugs & Rehab

Many Macomb County veterans suffer from alcohol and drug abuse. The abuses can be associated with many other situations in any particular vet’s life, but nonetheless these issues must be faced with forthright determination. Any type of addiction is tough to overcome, but alcohol and drugs can be some of the toughest forms of addiction. This is why it’s best to seek out help when you’re ready to begin your recovery process.

Whether it’s depression, anxiety, PTSD or any kind of psychological problem, many veterans need therapy to help hash out their problems. It makes sense that there are an endless amount of therapy resources that veterans can utilize, but so many veterans don’t utilize these resources enough. If you or a loved one is a veteran who is struggling you need to understand all of the resources that are out there to help veterans overcome just about anything.

This section is a comprehensive overview of what you’ll need to know in terms of how veterans can get the help they need for alcohol and drug addiction treatments. If you know where to go in your area, who to speak to and if you’re ready to face your alcohol and drug problems, you’ll be much more prepared for a successful recovery and sobriety.

Don’t let drugs and alcohol get in your way of being the best version of yourself. The following information is here to help you help yourself. Always know, there is someone out there who really wants to help you. All you need to do is reach out.

Fallow the link below for more information,

https://www.ssrlawoffice.com/veterans-resources/

If you need help.

A few years ago after getting fired my financial situation was really bad. After a long search in the internet I found “Semper Fi Fund”. This organization after their screening helped me tremendously more then once. Semper Fi Fund is one of the many organization committed to help disabled veterans and you can find it and many more in the “No Warriors Left Behind”. I created this app to take out the long researching out of finding help when we as veterans are in any need. The app is free for everyone and it will help friends and love once with vital information.

Anxiety Management Tips for Parents Facing the Holidays

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Parenting is tough at any time of year, but when the holidays roll around, look out!  It’s that magical time of year when anxiety can kick in and take over – overthinking, overeating, overspending.  Next thing you know you’re just over it, all of it.  But you know what?  You can overcome it, and here’s how.

Connect, connect, connect

You know those people in your life who make you feel good and you smile when you think about them?  Spend time with those people during the holiday season.  The positive people who lift you up help lower your stress levels and remind you of all of your best qualities.  And if family members or friends offer to lend you a hand during the holidays, take it!  Accepting help doesn’t mean you are a lesser mom, it means you are smart enough to allow people who care about you to help out during the holiday season.

Talk with the kids

The American Psychological Association recommends that you talk with your kids about the holiday season.  Take opportunities to tell your children about all the different ways to celebrate the holidays, like which traditions your family embraces and why.  It’s also time to share with them what other families might believe and how they celebrate, or why they don’t celebrate.  Some experts suggest starting a new tradition or ritual with the holiday season.  It helps your family feel like one cohesive unit, which helps parents and kids develop better coping skills.

Enjoy self-care

Find some fun and relaxing ways to enjoy yourself this holiday season.  Eat right, exercise, get your nails done, go to a movie.  I know, your schedule is so tight you can’t squeeze any of that in.  But you need to make time, because it’s good for you, and you deserve it.  Start by taking time out of the tv schedule to go for a walk with the kids, it’ll be good for all of you!

Volunteer

According to the HelpGuide, volunteering can be a boost to your mental health and help reduce your anxiety.  The holiday season offers a wealth of volunteer opportunities.  You can work at a soup kitchen or ring a bell outside a department store.  It’s a great opportunity to talk to your kids about helping others and actually demonstrating ways to do it, too.  And hey, take the kids with you!

Be realistic

The holidays are an important time to check your perspective.  Are you setting unrealistic expectations?  You don’t need to be all things to all people, and this doesn’t need to be the “picture perfect” holiday.  Those things that you don’t get done before or during the holiday season will be waiting for you when the season is over.  You can catch them up then.  Don’t have time or energy to clean the house?  Hire a maid service!  It’ll free you up to get your shopping done, enjoy the kids while they are off from school, maybe even do some of that self-care stuff you don’t believe you can squeeze in!  You may be thinking it’s too expensive, but according to HomeAdvisor the average price in Cincinnati is between $113 – $232, and takes about four hours.  Totally worth it!

Change your beliefs

The holiday season won’t last forever, and you have a great track record – you survived every holiday season before this one.  Set goals you can manage, and when the little voices in your head say you can’t do this, know that you can.  If a day is getting away from you, roll with it!  The experts at Psychology Today tell us we get into trouble as parents when we try to stick too hard to our normal routine during the holiday season.  Let it go!  Instead of thinking “out of control,” think “child-like fun!”

Enjoy the joy!

Don’t lose track of yourself and get stuck in a season of anxiety – keep this a season of joy.  Flex your schedules, flex some rules, and do some things for yourself.  You’ll come through the season with flying colors!

Free Life Saving App

FREE mobile application for suicide prevention.

This is the most important part of the app I think. In the moment of despair or desperation we are not going to remember to dial 800 274 8255 and press 1 on tap of it all. In those moment dialing a phone number is the furthers thing in our minds. With 3 taps we can be connected to a person. Tap on the red phone, tap on the phone number, and tap call we will be connected to a life person who happens to also be a veteran that will help us right away. I personally called them and they are very nice and knowledgeable. It is really refreshing to speak to another veteran in a time of need.

Like I mentioned before, the app is not only for veterans but all those that want to help prevent veteran suicide. Even if you don’t have a veteran near you knowing about the app and how it can help is useful in case you encounter a veteran or a veteran in distress.

For an Android Device they should be redirected to:

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.appmakr.nowarriorleftbehind

For an iOS Device they should be redirected to:

http://h.theapp.mobi/nowarriorsleftbehind

Free Listing of Veteran’s Own Companies

FREE mobile application for suicide prevention.

I will be putting together a list of Veterans Own Business. I am going to do this to bring the veteran community together. With this initiative I intent to promote my brothers and sisters hard work and creativity. I would chose to do business with company or services owned by veterans. This way our community can come together and help on another

“I am my brothers keeper”

This one entry is Marine friend that owns a remodeling company in Cincinnati, Ohio. My hope is to include all veterans own businesses around the nation.

For an Android Device they should be redirected to:

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.appmakr.nowarriorleftbehind

For an iOS Device they should be redirected to:

http://h.theapp.mobi/nowarriorsleftbehind