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We Can't Afford to Lose Any More Veterans to Suicide! ACTION

Health & Wellness  (tags: treatment, humanrights, death, suicide, veterans, family, humans )

- 2056 days ago -
Providing insurance coverage for PTSD and depression treatment is imperative. And establishing country-wide and state crisis hotlines can help those who feel they have nowhere to turn.

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Nicole W (646)
Sunday October 7, 2012, 6:26 am

Elizabeth O (94)
Sunday October 7, 2012, 7:09 am

Sue H (7)
Sunday October 7, 2012, 9:09 am
Noted and signed, thanks.

Past Member (0)
Sunday October 7, 2012, 9:32 am
Thank You for Signing!
Tell a Friend About "We Can't Afford to Lose Any More Veterans to Suicide!"
TU Nancy

Past Member (0)
Sunday October 7, 2012, 10:12 am

Laurie S (73)
Sunday October 7, 2012, 12:26 pm
Thank You for Signing!

Helen Porter (39)
Sunday October 7, 2012, 1:39 pm
I was privileged to work with a crisis line for 8 years and with Suicide Prevention for 5 years. I was promoted to supervisor,

The most successful method used was "just listen" don't advise, inform, interject, or correct. JUST LISTEN.
If you give someone the freedom to talk about a problem, he can, most often, find his own solution or plan of action. It can often be helpful to ask the person a question but don't you provide the answer.

It's sort of like "give a man a fish...feed him for a day."
"Teach a man to fish and feed him for a lifetime."

You could get fired for giving advice.

JUST LISTEN and, if possible and serious enough, try to get him to a professional.

You can save lives that way.

amelie L (51)
Sunday October 7, 2012, 1:54 pm
Signed and noted, thank you.

Emma S (239)
Sunday October 7, 2012, 1:55 pm
Done! Thanks, Nancy.

joe MARTINEZ (0)
Sunday October 7, 2012, 6:20 pm
Zee K: you are right on target. Shows you're well trained and full of compassion. Thank you for those you helped.

Judy C (97)
Sunday October 7, 2012, 6:32 pm
Signed. Thanks Nancy.

Sheryl G (360)
Sunday October 7, 2012, 8:00 pm
Certainly signed.

Mary T (178)
Sunday October 7, 2012, 8:02 pm
Thanks Nancy, Signed

Sunday October 7, 2012, 9:27 pm
Signed. Thanks Nancy

Giana Peranio-paz (398)
Sunday October 7, 2012, 10:42 pm
Signed. I see the results of wars in many of my friends - almost no one has come back without post war trauma and have sleepless nights and repeated flash backs.

Carrie B (306)
Sunday October 7, 2012, 10:43 pm
Signed and noted. Missed it earlier.

Sunday October 7, 2012, 11:10 pm
Gladly done.
Thank you, Nancy!

p.s.Thank you for clicking! Your click helped a homeless and hungry veteran get a free meal.

Caroline S (78)
Sunday October 7, 2012, 11:25 pm
Signed. Thanks.

Virginia Esquer (8)
Sunday October 7, 2012, 11:52 pm

Frans Badenhorst (582)
Monday October 8, 2012, 4:18 am
shocking news to me....

Carolyn P (98)
Monday October 8, 2012, 7:02 am
me2 S&N

Alice C (1797)
Monday October 8, 2012, 7:09 am
Thank you ~ Signed ~ Have a wonderful week !

Past Member (0)
Monday October 8, 2012, 7:31 am
Bless them. They've been through so much.

Carol H (229)
Monday October 8, 2012, 7:38 am
signed and noted

Joe R (190)
Monday October 8, 2012, 8:24 am
Signed and noted.

. (0)
Monday October 8, 2012, 1:24 pm

Seth E (81)
Monday October 8, 2012, 1:58 pm
Noted and signed.


Lois Jordan (63)
Monday October 8, 2012, 5:22 pm
Signed, confirmed & noted. Thanks, Nancy.

Teresa Cowley (274)
Tuesday October 9, 2012, 12:13 pm
Gladly signed.
All service people should be guaranteed all the help they need, including jobs and a place to live--we should never have homeless, hungry veterans!
I would suggest that the next time our "representatives" in Washington decide to engage America in a war, THEY can go fight and leave our young people here at home--that would give the draft-dodgers like Romney and Bush the chance to "prove their meddle"!
The way I see it, you don't advocate for war unless you're personally going to fight in it!

Lisa N (206)
Tuesday October 9, 2012, 2:43 pm
Definetly signed, thanks Nancy!

Sara Williams (8)
Tuesday October 9, 2012, 9:34 pm

P A (117)
Wednesday October 10, 2012, 1:25 am
Signed - thanks Nancy. Also saw other campaigns there and signed some of those - there is a really good one to train dogs to help veterans who have PTSD and other traumas which cost many lives in suicides each year - but that has only got 485 signatures so far - can anyone help?

Justin M (2)
Wednesday October 10, 2012, 6:35 am

Esther Z (94)
Wednesday October 10, 2012, 7:40 pm
Noted and signed.

Jules W (61)
Friday October 12, 2012, 8:44 pm
Signed for our country's true hero's !! We should give back all we can for their service, weather we believe in the wars we fight or not. It is a disgrace that they come home and are left without support and any help they personally , or their families are in need of. Blessings

Alice C (1797)
Friday October 12, 2012, 10:05 pm

Stevie A (10)
Friday October 12, 2012, 10:13 pm
Bless you all, you signers! I also signed several other petitions at the site. Good Stuff.. I signed one to honor women vets in my sister, Sandra's honor and sent her an e card from their site. I missed the one about having dogs help vets, so am going to go back and sign it. *Peace*

Rose Becke (141)
Friday October 12, 2012, 11:57 pm
Signed Thank you

Arild Gone for now (174)
Saturday October 13, 2012, 4:29 am

Barbara K (60)
Saturday October 13, 2012, 4:58 am
N & S. They gave for us, now it is our turn for giving to them with heartfelt thanks.

Penelope Ryan (178)
Saturday October 13, 2012, 10:40 am
signed, ty

Jim P (3257)
Saturday October 13, 2012, 11:27 am
Petition signed.

Ty, Nancy.

john byrne (50)
Saturday October 13, 2012, 11:55 am

some times indifferance is the first step to suicide please dont overlook the veterans. they done it because you couldnt.they deserve to be treated with dignity.

Tamara Hayes (185)
Saturday October 13, 2012, 1:32 pm
After everything our veterans have done and given to ensure our freedom and way of life, there should be no question as to giving these men and women anything and everything they need to cope and to try to have some semblance of happiness in life.

Noted and signed. Thanks.

Danny M (83)
Sunday October 14, 2012, 2:19 am
Thank you Nancy!

Jessie D (42)
Sunday October 14, 2012, 9:09 am
signed, shared and noted

. (0)
Sunday October 14, 2012, 10:21 am
absolutely signed

Terrie Williams (798)
Sunday October 14, 2012, 12:31 pm
Signed, noted, shared on Fb and recommended, also sent to private email.

Past Member (0)
Sunday October 14, 2012, 4:35 pm
noted. signed.

wendy webber (28)
Monday October 15, 2012, 3:24 am
noted and signed............

Sandra M Z (114)
Thursday October 18, 2012, 10:40 pm
Very glad to sign this petition helping vets cope and recover from PTSD.

And noted, Thank you Nancy.

Shelly Peterson (213)
Saturday October 20, 2012, 6:01 pm
so signed!
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