Recently, Joyce Bruggeman, Executive Director of SOSL, and Floyd Strayer, veteran and volunteer with SOSL were asked to participate in a podcast series to start the conversation about the pressing problem of suicide for our veterans. This series talks about suicide from a variety of voices and experiences. The SOSL podcast is titled “Survivors of Suicide – You Are Not Alone.”
You can listen all of the stories here: https://www.youroxygenmaskfirst.com/powerofastory-veteransuicide
September is National Suicide Awareness Month and some of our biggest helpers are hurting. More than 20 Veterans take their own life EVERY DAY. According to the Department of Veteran Affairs, Veterans are TWICE as likely as civilians to die at their own hands. Why is this? And more important, what is being done to STOP it?
During the month of September, the Your Oxygen Mask First Podcast is HONORED to be showcasing some of the men and women who are fighting to keep our Veterans alive and able to thrive. We will be sharing their stories of struggle and heartbreak; but also, their stories of healing and resilience.