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