Everyday we know we lose more than the estimated 22 veterans to the battle of post traumatic stress and we only hope it isn't someone we know or have helped in the past. Every life lost is devastating but the hardest ones are the ones that hit home, that being losing someone you know. We met this incredible Marine while at an event that was well known within a close group of veterans groups throughout the country. Artem Lazukin not only struggled with the physical wounds of war, but also the hidden ones. We know Artem became a role model to many and that lives were saved because of his leadership. One thing only the individual can understand is pain and suffering we tend to keep to ourselves. We don't want to burden anyone with our inner struggles. The weight we put on ourselves can make us feel like the walls are caving in and we have no where to go. Artem's war is now over and his name will be added to our continued list of fallen warriors whose names are used to help others. Artem's closest friends and family are beyond our physical touch so we ask the community around him be there for them during this time of hardship. Look out for his military friends who right now are in an even more fragile state. Don't be afraid to ask questions; always be ready to lend an ear, a shoulder to cry on. Keep sharing resources so they know there is help out there and that you care. Don't let them hide behind a mask. Let them feel comfortable to let their guard down and take that mask off. Let Artem Lazukin's life story be your call to action. Thank you Artem for your service and sacrifice. #GetintheFight #BreaktheStigma #ThankyouArtem (6 photos) ... See MoreSee Less
March 29th is Vietnam Veterans' Day. We thank all service members who served and sacrificed, their families, and those who gave the ultimate sacrifice. Our Vietnam Veterans suffered in silence with their battle against PTS. It was just given names like "shell shock" or "battle fatigue"-no diagnoses was created for them. We are here to serve you now. Welcome home! #GetintheFight #BreaktheStigma ... See MoreSee Less
Secondary PTS is something not many people talk about. It can affect the very ones in our homes and the ones we love the most. The suicide rate among military family members are not counted in national statistics and there should be more accountability for it. Talk to your family and share resources with them even if you don't think there is a problem. If you need help doing that let us know and we can show you how. Remember we are all a team in the same fight! #BreaktheStigma #GetintheFight ... See MoreSee Less
I believe it is a top priority to protect and provide for those who have honorably served to defend America and our citizens at home. These Veterans Fairs will place employers, agencies that handle be...
Very interesting opinion piece of a deeper understanding of suicides among our veterans. Each life matters. Suicide isn't a solution and creates more devastation. Please reach out for help! #GetintheFight #BreaktheStigma ... See MoreSee Less