remembering
the 22

there is inherently tragedy in remembering our fallen brothers & sisters. we invite you to be vulnerable enough to share your story, to acknowledge that you don’t have to be the lone veteran.

With veteran suicide at a high rate, Warriors for Freedom Foundation, a nonprofit, tax-exempt organization, have committed to raising awareness to this issue. September 1, 2014 we launched a “Remembering the 22” campaign in honor of the 22 confirmed veterans who commit suicide each day due to untreated combat-related stressors and injuries.

Enough is enough

– Enough of veteran traumatization

we must not become trapped by the story of the veteran at the brink of suicide. yes, it does happen, but it’s time for us to unite and give each other a platform to step forward.

– Enough to support a life

there is a time to reflect on trauma, but there is also a time to celebrate life. would we rather spend $300 on a kickass scuba program so that a veteran can have an incredible life experience, or $300 on a memorial plaque after another veteran is lost to suicide?

– Enough of old coping mechanisms

enough is saying, “we are brave enough to pursue help, to pursue a better life.”

– We are enough

For those brave enough to acknowledge they are struggling alone, those vulnerable enough to share thire journey with others, we salute you.

Resources

Veterans know not every organization is created equally, and some fit better than others. Supporters, we want to keep track of who does good work. Utilize the list below as trusted resources:

Local Resources

Heartline 211 Oklahoma
Homeless Alliance
Northcare
A CHANCE TO CHANGE
MentaL Health association of central oklahoma
Veterans Upward Bound (VUB) Program - Oklahoma
Oklahoma dePartment of Mental Health & Substance abuse services
State mental health resources for oklahoma
Summary of V.a. Programs & Services - Oklahoma
V.A. Medical Facilities in Okllahoma
Red Rock Behavioral Health Services
Oklahoma Department of Veteran Affairs

National Resources

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline & Veterans Crisis Line
Department of Veterans Affairs
Real Warriors Campaign
Military One Sources
Addiction Center
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