Ending my mission

I am sad to say that I am ending my 22 push-ups a day all November mission to bring awareness to veteran and active-duty military suicide. It’s not that I do not care about this important and critical issue. I do. However, tonight while bench pressing as part of my chest workout, something in my shoulder felt like it ripped. I am still in some pain an hour and a half later. I think it is from when I injured my right shoulder a couple of weeks ago while apprehending a theft suspect. I never gave it a chance to heal. Now is the time to start letting it before it gets any worse. As I said, I am sad that I have to end my mission. All I ask at this point is that people look into the issue, help where and when you can, and donate to one of the two organizations I have been linking to if you can. Our military heroes deserve the best! Let’s give it to them.

22 Push-ups a day all of November – Day 15

Day 15! 330 push-ups in the books. 330 push-ups to go!

My Mission

I’m doing 22 push-ups a day all of November to raise awareness of veteran and active-duty military suicide. I am also doing them in honor of a fallen Security Officer, Quintin Cole.

Veteran/Active-Duty suicide. Do some research!

Are you a Veteran in crisis or concerned about one?  Connect with the Veterans Crisis Line to reach caring, qualified responders with the Department of Veterans Affairs. Many of them are Veterans themselves.

The VA conducts the largest national analysis of Veteran suicide rates each year. Findings are made available to the public in an Annual Report:

Active-duty military suicides are up by 20% in 2020 according to some studies. Read more in the article linked below:

Suicide prevention and mental health information by branch:
Air Force – https://www.af.mil/SuicidePrevention.aspx
Army – https://www.armyg1.army.mil/hr/suicide/
Coast Guard – https://www.dcms.uscg.mil/Our-Organization/Assistant-Commandant-for-Human-Resources-CG-1/Health-Safety-and-Work-Life-CG-11/Office-of-Work-Life-CG-111/Suicide-Prevention-Program/
Marines – https://www.med.navy.mil/sites/nmcphc/health-promotion/psychological-emotional-wellbeing/Pages/suicide-prevention.aspx
Navy – https://www.public.navy.mil/BUPERS-NPC/support/21st_century_sailor/suicide_prevention/Pages/default.aspx
National Gaurd – https://www.jointservicessupport.org/PHP/Default.aspx

Our military heroes deserve better!

If you are looking to donate towards the cause of helping our military heroes head over to https://mission22.com/ Mission 22 provides treatment programs to veterans for Post-Traumatic Stress, Traumatic Brain Injury, and other issues they might be facing. It organizes events and builds memorials to create social impact and awareness for these issues.

Also, you can head over to https://tilvalhallaproject.com and pick up some cool gear from them. A portion of the profits gets donated towards the cause.

Need help now?

If you or someone you know is struggling with suicide call the National Suicide Hotline @ 800-273-8255.

Security Officer Quintin Cole

Information about the death of Security Officer Quintin Cole can be found in the linked article below:

GardaWorld who employed the fallen Security Officer Quintin Cole started a GoFundMe to help his family cover upcoming expenses. This GoFundMe was set up by GardaWorld Human Resources and is legitimate. https://www.gofundme.com/f/quintin-cole