Take Action

The are several immediate actions that can be taken by any person concerned about military suicides.

CONGRESS

Take a few minutes and send an email to your state and local congressional representatives. Tell them how you feel about this issue and tell them about The Military Suicide Report. Send them a link to this blog and ask them to read the stories and review the reports. Then ask them to please take immediate action in Washington D.C. to stop military suicides.

Phone calls and snail mail can also be effective sometimes.

Here is a website that will help you locate the members of congress who represent you in your area:

http://www.contactingthecongress.org/

COMMUNITY

Contact leaders in your community and ask them what they are doing to support our veterans who are coming home from war and desperately need support. VA is overwhelmed and not the sole answer. Veterans coming home after their service, especially those who are wounded, will not survive without community support.

Tell local leaders about The Military Suicide Report blog and send them a link. Ask them to read about this issue and to use their leadership position in the community to find ways to welcome and support the veterans coming home after serving.

CONTRIBUTE

Should you be fortunate enough to be in a financial position to contribute funds to a charitable organization with a mission to help veterans readjust to civilian life after military service, please select one and contribute what you can.

There are many organizations worthy of support, but here are a few suggestions:

Swords to Plowshares
The Pathway Home
The Soldiers Project
Give an Hour

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  1. I would love to talk to you about a project that Cerescan and the Tug McGraw Foundation are working on to help soldiers with traumatic brain injuries. You can learn more at http://www.firstfunder.com/P2271/the-invisible-brain-injury-project and feel free to email me with any questions.

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