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February 28, 2018 1 Comment

It’s hard to believe that it is estimated that 22 veterans commit suicide every day.

There are many factors that can contribute to people taking that devastating step to take their own lives.

Among the military community, these factors include:

  • PTSD
  • TBI
  • Depression
  • Physical Injuries
  • Financial Stresses

There are many causes that can contribute to someone suffering from these conditions, these may include the following:

  • The intensity of trauma
  • Being hurt from an incident
  • Losing a loved one
  • Being physically close to the traumatic event
  • Feeling not in control
  • Having a lack of support after the event
  • Open or closed combat head injury
  • Hypoxia caused from injury
  • Blast related concussions
  • Inability to transition and find work in to the civilian work force
  • Guilt, shame, or self-blame
  • Feeling alienated and alone
  • Feelings of mistrust and betrayal
  • Difficulty concentrating or remembering things
  • Depression and hopelessness

These conditions are rife in the military community, so much so that some people devastatingly take their lives when they feel things just can’t get better.

At HandmadebyHeroes.com we are trying to help in 3 ways:

  • Provide employment to service disabled veterans, where we can help them transition in to the civilian workforce
  • Raise funds to help with further funding for our Veterans, through the sales of our “22” products. For example, raising funds for service dogs and treatment.
  • Raise awareness. By doing so we hope to be able to provide resources and a support network for those suffering and for those who want to help.

Recognize the Warning Signs

They may be subtle but there may be warning signs that you or a loved one may be suffering from depression, PTSD or be suicidal. Be on the lookout for:

  • Hopelessness, feeling like there’s no way out
  • Anxiety, agitation, sleeplessness, or mood swings
  • Feeling like there is no reason to live
  • Rage or anger
  • Engaging in risky activities without thinking
  • Increasing alcohol or drug abuse
  • Withdrawing from family and friends

If you or anyone you know is showing any of the following signs please seek immediate help. 

  • Thinking about hurting or killing yourself
  • Looking for ways to kill yourself
  • Talking about death, dying, or suicide
  • Self-destructive behavior such as drug abuse, weapons, etc. 

The information and advice provided has been researched by our Handmade By Heroes team or is from personal experience. We are not counsellors or medical professionals. Please seek professional advice and help.
Made By Heroes LLC and its employees take no responsibility for actions taken from the advice provided.

1 Response

Margaret C. Lever
Margaret C. Lever

March 31, 2018

I’m the wife of a deceased Vietnam Veteran(100% disabled). Harvey passed on May 23,2016. We have 3 children & one grandchild . Harvey endured many medical issues from serving in the war and always fought hard to live. We have always supported the veterans and I still do to this day. Two years ago I purchased 2 bracelets and was I surprised how the workmanship is so well made . Being Diabectic,I wear mine everyday and so many people ask me where I got it. My in depth story explains that our Heroes Veterans make them and they should too. This American made company is outstanding and deserves to be known. I spread the word as much as possible.. Thank you for your service and you are my Heroes. I pray for all veterans ,especially the one I lost. Keep up the great work as its so worth it. Oh! I too got a new puppy for emotional support- lab mix named Lucky. God Bless and I will be ordering from HMH agiain, Thank you, Margaret C. Lever

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