When possible, Joe likes to use the Time & Temp to turn Portland’s attention to veteran’s issues; these are not easy challenges, but they are important ones. Joe was disappointed and saddened to learn that an average of 22 veterans are killed by suicide every single day. This is a staggering statistic, and one that should make us all ask how we can help. Fortunately there is an organization that is working to address the mental health epidemic among veterans. 22KILL is a global movement bridging the gap between veterans and civilians to build a community of support. Working to raise awareness of the suicide epidemic that is plaguing our country and educating the public on mental health issues such as PTSD, 22KILL also serves as a resource for veterans, and continues to build on its network of like-minded organizations to be able to connect veterans with programs and services in their local area. Find more about this important organization here.
Joe applauds the noble work being done by 22Kill, offers his condolences to anyone who’s lost a loved one to suicide, and again offers his thanks to everyone who puts on a uniform to serve this country.