Strength in Numbers
The Pentagon's office for suicide prevention was established in 2011.
In 2012, SUICIDE was the number one cause of death among troops.
No one in this organization gets paid. We are all volunteers.
57 people came to our first benefit ride in 2009. In 2018 about 250 broke bread with us.
From 2005-2011 military prescriptions of psychoactive drugs increased by almost 700 percent.
From 2001-2012, the U.S. Dept. of Defense and VA spent nearly $2 billion on antipsychotics and anti-anxiety drugs alone.
Our organization has raised over $261,700.
Two hundred and fifty-two people's PTSD treatments have been paid for by our organization.
Approximately one out of every two people suffering from PTSD will not seek treatment.
ALL cases of PTSD are treatable.
Left untreated, PTSD is crippling in 50% of cases.
Only half of the people who seek treatment for PTSD receive "minimally adequate" treatment.
The number of sleep & anxiety meds Chad was prescribed when he died.
Chad was 17 when he left for bootcamp.
Chad was 21 years old when he was found dead.
Military service members under age 25 are more likely to commit suicide.
Our organization has been around for over nine years.
Since 2010 more U.S. soldiers have died by suicide than from traffic accidents, heart disease, cancer and homicide.
Prescriptions written specifically for antipsychotic drugs for active-duty troops increased 1,083% from 2005-2011, compared to the civilian population's 22% increase.
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