“22 veterans die from suicide each day”

The Pennsylvania Link to Aging and Disability Resources | Berks-Lancaster-Lebanon Service Area partners’ networks and Lebanon County partner, Compeer of Lebanon, have acquired copies of the video, Project 22, the story of a journey of “two combat-wounded veterans (who) set out to end a little-known epidemic in America.

“Their 6,500-mile cross-country mission was to raise awareness of the high rate of suicide amongst Veterans and show their brothers and sisters-at-arms that there is hope for them. During their journey, they interviewed researchers, healthcare providers, and Veterans. Many of those they encountered had either contemplated or attempted suicide and were able to share the life-saving alternative sources of hope that they had found. Asking hard-hitting questions and opening up about their own struggles, and painfully spurred on by recent estimations that 22 veterans are taking their own lives every single day, Daniel and Doc will stop at nothing to reach tomorrow’s twenty-two.

“Project 22 includes interviews with veterans who have found help and support for problems they faced after coming home through various therapies and programs. Some which they found effective in easing their pain are shown in the film and include: Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy, Equine therapy, Military Therapy Dogs, Meditation, Veteran Sailing Groups, Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation, and more.”

Compeer of Lebanon County  and the Pennsylvania Link to Aging and Disability Resources want to share the Project 22 story – if your organization wants to host a FREE screening of this important message, contact:

Brooke Smith, Compeer of Lebanon County, executive director at 717.272.8317 or email: director@compeer-lebanon.org.

or

Brian Long, Pennsylvania Link to Aging and Disability Resources | Berks-Lancaster-Lebanon Service Area at 717.380.9714 or email: blllink@mail.com.

project 22Started by Conservative Corps

“Suicide among our nation’s troops and veterans is a major problem. They deserve immediate access to world-class mental health care, but sadly don’t often get it. Send a message to Congress demanding more support and resources for our country’s greatest heroes.”

How can you help?

Sign the Petition to US Congress

 

 

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