Military Gathering

This is an invitation to all veterans to join at Crossroads on 8/21/18 at 6:30 pm in meeting room C. Our goal is to bring the veteran community together to be a force of action, a force for good, and to explore what God wants from us – our next set of orders. There are many veterans in our midst that are isolated and needing support. They may be unaware there are other veterans around to support them. This is open to all veterans. Snacks and drinks provided.

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Would you help #prevent #suicide? Do you know that 22 #veterans #military are committing suicide a day, along with other #civilians? No Warriors Left Behind app could save a life. #PTSD Download today! #Free #USA

Suicide Prevention is a team sport!

Would you help #prevent #suicide? Do you know that 22 #veterans #military are committing suicide a day, along with other #civilians? No Warriors Left Behind app could save a life. #PTSD Download today! #Free

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

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

Mobile Application

This is how the app looks once downloaded or connected. I hope you can understand the flow of the app. It is pretty simple now but it will evolved to have more services and even places that offer military discount.

Suicide Prevention Mobile Application

As you may have noticed,  I have not been posting the last couple of weeks. The reason is I’ve been devoting all my time and effort to complete a project I spoke about a few weeks back.
I would like to introduce my initiative “Suicide Prevention App” named “No Warriors Left Behind”. The app is currently in its infancy stage. There will be more information and upgrades to come in the future.
I’d like to hear your response about the app and hope it will prevent someone from taking their own life. The app is published in the Android store and Google Play. It’s not currently available in the Apple store, as the publishing process for the Apple/ITunes takes a bit longer. As soon as it is in the Apple store, I will let you know.
I am compiling a list of all the suggestions from you so I can modify the app for needs. I am doing this for the veteran community. My goal is to save lives and improve the living standards of all services members, and their families, and to bring the veteran community together. This app is our way to give back to the ones that have given so much.
Under PTSD facts is a book written by Dr. Steve Rose title Making People Change it is not a PTSD but it has good information about helping people with mental health problems.  as freedom is not free!

Re-director Links

The URL you chose for your app can redirect users to different sites, depending on the device they use to access it. When people visit:

http://theapp.mobi/nowarriorsleftbehind

On an Android Device they should be redirected to:

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

On an iOS Device they should be redirected to:

http://h.theapp.mobi/nowarriorsleftbehind

On other Mobile Devices they should be redirected to:

http://h.theapp.mobi/nowarriorsleftbehind

On a Desktop browser they should be redirected to:

http://apps.appmakr.com/nowarriorsleftbehind

 

No Warriors Left Behind

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This is a project I’ve been working on for the past year. This project was developed to save lives, inform, and bring the military community together. It will save lives by making it easy for suicidal veterans to connect to a person who can help them right away. It will provide information and links that veterans in need can get to without spending hours searching for it.

There are two very distinct groups of veterans. There are the veterans in immediate need. This group includes the veterans that were in country in the heart of the fight and the people that were sexually assaulted. The other group is the veterans that have no needs the CEOs and presidents of all different companies. Maybe by bringing these two groups together we can help one another like we did when we were serving together. I’d like to hear from you if you think there is a need for my kind project.

Women Veterans: Her Own Field of Combat

We met her at an LA Collaborative meeting.  That’s the Los Angeles Veterans Collaborative, a group of community stakeholders, agencies and representatives serving veterans and military families in Greater Los Angeles. Like the NVF’s Women Veteran Outreach Coordinator Leaphy Khim, this woman Is a veteran.  The two of them sat together in an early morning focus group for women veterans. Melanie Brown raised the issue of the scarcity of services for women who were pre-9/11 vets like her.  Many agencies serve post 9/11 veterans only. She was quick to volunteer to put together a list of agencies who work specifically with women veterans. She and Leaphy struck up a conversation that led to more conversations about their experiences as women vets, and the needs of women veterans.

Brown’s experience as a US Army veteran in the years before 9/11 held its own kind of combat. In a war zone, yes, but not what you’re expecting.  This wasn’t the desert or the jungle. This was basic training. Brown made a short, animated documentary about her experience.  Her “Lion in a Box” is available on Vimeo.

Watching it, I remembered the nurses in Vietnam, what they experienced in the field hospitals and also after hours.  How their lives were so different from what they would have been stateside. And I thought of the women vets we see in our outreach.  Mary Ann Mayer, our Women Veteran Outreach Director, says this about them. “Here is the incredible strength of women veteran survivors of MST. These women can get knocked down, and still not break. They inspire me every single day.”

It takes a special kind of woman to want to train for combat.  Melanie Brown is that woman.  It riles her when someone makes the assumption that because she was not in a designated combat zone, she had an easy time of it. Her experience of harassment and unfair treatment is painful to watch, the more so because you know it’s not unusual.  At the risk of repeating myself, here’s from my blog of 8/4 this year:

Forty percent of military women have experienced MST (Military Sexual Trauma) while 67% have experienced sexual harassment. And these figures don’t include unreported cases. Multiple studies show that PTSD from Military Sexual Trauma (MST) is twice as severe as combat PTSD.

The level of reported incidents of MST have risen, but the number of cases actually going to court hasn’t kept pace with the increase of reports. What we (still) have here is a situation where there doesn’t seem to be accountability for actions. Attention is drawn to problems and issues, and that’s all well and good.  That’s the first step. What we need is substantive change.

There are ranking officers in the military justice system who see the need for change.  Likewise in the Senate.  Likewise in the ranks of women veterans who are telling their stories now. Let’s hope it’s just a matter of time, but let’s do keep the pressure on.

If you know a veteran who needs help, here’s our Lifeline for Vets number where they can talk vet-to-vet: 888.777.4443.

https://nvf.org/women-veterans-field-combat/

Wounded Warriors Family Support

Percent of total expenses spent on programs and services: 83%

Not to be confused with the Wounded Warrior Project — which also does fine work, but allocates just 60% of its donations to programs while spending a staggering 34% on fundraising initiatives — Wounded Warriors Family Support lends its assistance to the loved ones of injured veterans.

The publicized version of their job includes family retreats where loved ones can blow off steam, but some of their lesser-known initiatives include a welding program for veterans with the United Auto Workers union and Ford and a caregiver respite program that provides supplemental services for those taking care of wounded veterans. It addresses not only the injured veterans themselves, but the impact their injury has on their family and loved ones. It’s simple recognition that when one person goes off to war, their family isn’t immune to that war’s effects — and needs just as much help getting back to “normal” as veterans do.

https://www.wwfs.org/