Helping Heroes this Holiday Season

The holidays can be a trying time for many in our community as they face feelings of mourning, loss, or loneliness. For many veterans, episodes of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) can surface while newly returning veterans often struggle to readjust to civilian life.

In May, President Donald Trump signed an Executive Order to provide “seamless access” to mental health and suicide-prevention resources for veterans.

According to the VA National Suicide Data Report, released in September of this year, veterans are 1.5 times more likely to commit suicide than nonveterans, and the suicide rate for female veterans is nearly double that for nonveterans. The suicide rate for veterans ages 18-34 increased substantially from 2005 to 2016.

You can help provide comprehensive health services for our nation’s military, veterans, and first responders by supporting CHC’s Hero’s Health cause.

For more information, please visit our military and veteran resource page. The VA Crisis Hotline is available at 800-273-8255 (press 1), via text at 838255, or through online chat.

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