We treat veteran suicide like it’s a problem happening to someone else.
Every suicide is a tragedy to those who are affected by it. Imagine losing a child to suicide. It’s heartbreaking. And you know what? To leave a veteran feeling like they don’t have anywhere to turn for help, and there’s no hope left in life – those families didn’t do that. We did that. We all let that happen to that veteran, and that family. Every time we elect a government and fail to demand things change, we endorse the status quo. That doesn’t sit easy on my conscience. I’m not going to keep letting this happen. This ends now.