Age 26, passed away unexpectedly in Ypsilanti on Wednesday, December 17, 2014. He was born April 2, 1988 in Ann Arbor, Michigan to Ruben Castro and Denise Mantyk. Richard was a 2006 graduate of Milan....
The Navy wants leadership to asks sailors to turn in personal weapons if they feel they want to harm themselves. What are your feelings about this move? #GetintheFight #BreaktheStigma ... See MoreSee Less
Unfortunately we are on our way to surpass last year's suicide numbers. It is great to see the DoD is taking notice and is at least doing something but that just isn't good enough. It starts within the ranks. A poster doesn't lower stigma, the troops and veterans do. Tell us your thoughts on the article. #GetintheFight #BreaktheStigma ... See MoreSee Less
The number of suicides by active-duty, Reserve and National Guard servicemembers during the second quarter of 2014 declined by about 5 percent from the first three months of the year, dropping from 74...
Today we received a call from the family of Marine Adam Wolfel. We feel encouraged when we receive phone calls from family members as it shows they don't want to be in the dark. They want to better understand what their sons and daughters are going through. This family knew very well about the suicide epidemic that plagues our military community and unfortunately they were not spared from it. We lost Adam to his hidden wounds. We are very proud of his service and sacrifice for our freedom. From what his family told us, Adam was always trying to take care of his brothers in arms not forgetting his creed to ever leave a man behind. We thank Adam for his commitment to our country and his Marines. We thank the Wolfel family for having the courage during a time of mourning to reach out to us and ask how they can help others. We hope to work with the Wolfel family to continue to raise awareness of PTS and to provide mental health resources to our heroes. Adam, you will not be forgotten. #GetintheFight #BreaktheStigma #NeverForgotten ... See MoreSee Less
Please take a moment and watch this three minute short film. This is an amazing true story told in a cartoon format by Marine Lance Corporal Travis Williams. Travis is the lone survivor of a 12 man team that was hit by an IED blast.
Not only does he tell his story but he also gives a call to action to those who suffer from survivors guilt and other #PTS related symptoms. He is 100% right when he says "It's just a whole lot easier if you're dead, but that shouldn't be your tribute to your dead friends...honor their memory by living the life they didn't get to live."
We echo that advice. We are here to help. Thank you Travis for sharing your story. We know it will save lives. #GetintheFight #BreaktheStigma #LiveforThem #HonorThem
How do you honor the fallen? We do it by sharing these stories and helping our heroes and their family get the treatment they deserve. ... See MoreSee Less