A hundred of you have sent us links over the past few weeks about the scourge of veterans suicides and I’ve really wanted to write about it, but I’ve written so much about it in the last several months that I’ve run out of things to say about it. So checking our links today, I ran across an article by CDR Salamander at the award-winning blog US Naval Institute and since he said it all so well, I don’t have to;
It’s ok. It’s not just you. You’re not alone.
No, I not writing words of encouragement to veterans suffering with PTSD; though they are out there and probably need it. No, I am not writing to veterans who are suicidal; though they are out there and probably need it. No, I am writing to those who are sick of the drumbeat of articles, news stories, or listening to the empathy addict down the street that just won’t shut up about how much she cares and only wants to hear things that validate her preconceived notions.
You should read the whole thing, Veterans Suicide: Facts Against Chatter