Your Heroes Need Your Help!

U.S. Army Spc. Eric Waddle, 1st Battalion, 27th Infantry Regiment, 25th Infantry Division, takes a break as he observes Iraqi workers renovating a school in Al Awad, Iraq, July 17, 2008. (U.S. Army Photos by Spc. Daniel Herrera/Released)U.S. Army Spc. Eric Waddle, 1st Battalion, 27th Infantry Regiment, 25th Infantry Division, takes a break as he observes Iraqi workers renovating a school in Al Awad, Iraq, July 17, 2008. (U.S. Army Photos by Spc. Daniel Herrera/Released)
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Attention: Warriors, Friends, Family and Supporters

I am currently putting off my last minute shopping in order to get this out there. This morning as I drank my coffee I read more than one story of a Hero that took their life recently due to their struggles with Mental Health. I am deeply saddened by these accounts and disturbed at how often I read about them. I am also angry at the fact that these continue to happen with all the support mechanisms available today.

I have personally struggled myself at times with my own demons related to things I’ve seen and done, both in Combat and on the streets back home as a Law Enforcement Officer and Security Professional. I will be blatantly honest, I never sought professional help but due to the wonderful network of friends, family and colleagues around me, I managed to overcome my mental war and push through it. For this reason my understanding of the support available is limited to a few local resources I’ve used, to varying levels of success, for some of my soldiers.

I am tired of sitting on the sidelines and reading these stories of local heroes that struggle with PTSD and other mental health disorders. I will be an observer no longer and will use the skills and tools I have to help as many Warriors as possible so that we no longer have our Heroes taking their own lives or fighting these mental battles on their own.

I cannot do this alone.

I need your help. 

I have dedicated this web site to the professional development of Warriors in all industries. I use my spare time to write articles and create tools that may be useful to Warriors.

I want to create a page with the resources necessary for a struggling Warrior to get the help they need.

The internet is a valuable tool, however the strength of it’s extensiveness is often it’s greatest weakness, as it’s often difficult to find exactly what you need. I hope to take away the clutter and leave only what is necessary in order to ensure that no one Warrior needs to look hard to find what they need.

So Please, take a few minutes this holiday season and spend some time online doing a search for valuable resources that may be of use to a Warrior suffering with PTSD. Whatever you find, please Send it to me. If you see something when you are browsing social media or watching videos on Youtube then please share it with the world and send it to me. If you operate a blog or follow one that may help then please send it to me.

I will take everything I receive and create a single point of reference for our Heroes, so that they no longer have to struggle alone, without help. And so that we can put an end to our Heroes feeling there is no other option but to take their own life. 

Use the comments below or send me an email with whatever you find. You can also send me a message on Twitter or Facebook, or post it on my page.

Please share this with as many people as possible. I will do my own research but the power of the internet is you. Together we can get this done in short order so that we can help as many people as possible.

Now, if you are skeptical that this is from an anonymous source on the internet, I do not blame you. You do not know who I am and may not know much, if anything about me. That is fair, but please understand that I write under this Pseudonym for security reasons as I have had issues in the past as I am currently a full time operator working daily in the field. The work I do and the safety of my colleagues and family require me to write in this format. However, you can learn more about me by browsing through this site and reading a couple articles. Don’t take too long, as I would rather you spend that time finding a valuable tool to help a Warrior struggling with PTSD.

Go to the Active Shooter Resource page I created to see an example of the direction I am heading with this project.

Thank you for your Help!

 

 

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