Wounded Warrior Family Support

 

https://www.wwfs.org/

Our Mission

Our mission is to provide support to the families of those who have been wounded, injured or killed during combat operations. The families of our casualties suffer in many ways: some financially, some psychologically.

“When America Goes to War…
Our Families Go to War”

Carry the Load

Homeless in Cincinnati, Oh

Why Veterans Die by Suicide

Veterans need to come together

Finding Purpose

To answer the question of why veterans die by suicide, we must first consider the reasons why anyone might be driven to consider this option. Than, we must consider how this knowledge applies to the unique experiences of veterans.

Suicide is a reaction to extreme psychological pain.

Suicide is not a “cowards way out,” nor is it the result of someone being “crazy”. In fact, those who have completed suicide are those who are least fearful since they were able to overcome the brain’s survival mechanism based in the amygdala. But what drives individuals to want to overcome their hard-wired desire for self-preservation?

In Suicide as Psychache, Edwin Shneidman argues that suicide is the result of an intense level of emotional pain that exceeds the individual’s threshold to endure it. Of course, we all experience emotional pain in our lives, but in the case of suicide this emotional pain…

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Help them so they can help Veterans!

I was recently introduced to the organizers of this initiative. They are passionate about helping those veterans needing healthcare. Take a look at what they are doing. We should all work together to get veterans the resources they need. I wish them much success and support what they are doing, as it is much needed. I look forward to meeting more people with a passion for helping veterans in need.