Lutheran Suicide Prevention

          Restoring Hope/Inspiring Action
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We honor and cherish those who offer their lives to defend our country and freedom.  This Memorial Day we also  recognize those who still struggle with the aftermath of service and the pain of recovery.

 According to a member survey by IAVA ( Irag and Afghanistan Veterans of America),
  • over 40% of vets know someone who died by suicide in the military.  
  • 22 veterans/military persons a day die by suicide
  • according to a report from NAMI, ( National Alliance on Mental Illness) 950 attempted suicides were recorded among vets receiving services through the VA
 Suicide Prevention Programs for our military highlight  strength in asking for help, being vulnerable, telling the truth about pain of recovery, and MOST OF ALL, the community  of fellowship sharing inner battles as well as combat battles.  

 One percent of the population fight these inner and outer battles for the 99% of us to remain free and happy. 

Honor a vet by 
  • Visiting a homeless vet in a shelter and listening to their story
  • Bringing meals to a military family
  • Providing child care for a military mom who needs a break
  • Giving a ride for a vet to medical/mental health services or church
  • Encourage your church community to offer prayers for those who serve, those who have fallen, and those who struggle with inner battles
Lutheran Suicide Prevention Ministry
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