Join us 9/10/12 to End Suicide for US Veterans and Active Duty Military Personnel.
We lose 18 veterans every single day to suicide. Out of the 30,000 U.S. suicides every year, 20% of those are by veterans. We spend over 6 billion dollars a year tackling the issue, with little collaboration between resources. It is TIME we all join together to support our veterans and active military duty.
- A press conference and march on the capital, with all groups interested in preventing suicides in the military.
- A 3-day training in Washington DC at the Hyatt for becoming an online crisis support counselor for IMAlive, the first 24-hour online crisis center.
- A lighting of porches, buildings, and businesses yellow on World Suicide Prevention Day, September 10th, for a Global Night for Hope honoring those in the military we have lost to suicide.
All events are taking place in Washington DC from September 9-11, and the march is on September 10th.
Serendipity, Blue Star Families, Operation 2nd Chance, Kristin Brooks Hope Center (KBHC), PostSecret.com, iFred, and members of Congress on both the Senate and House Committees for Veterans Affairs and Armed Services.
REGISTER HERE to attend the conference or dinner.
To light your porch yellow, visit Lowe’s Home Improvement online or in stores to purchase yellow Happiness Mood-lites that help support this initiative.
If you would like to be involved, please e-mail with your interest at firstname.lastname@example.org.