Preventing Suicide

WHY WOULD A YOUNG HERO COMMIT SUICIDE? Have you asked yourself this question?

In Memory of Clay Warren Hunt and all the other War Heroes who have served our country in patriotic duty and could no longer tolerate to live among us. 
Why would a young war hero who seems to have everything going for him give up on life?

 

A) WHAT COULD BE THE REASON FOR SUICIDE HAPPENING BACK HOME?

– Could it be because PTSD/trauma came home with our hero?
– Does our hero feel unbearable shame and guilt over events which happened on foreign land?
– Has he lost buddies over there and blames himself for their death?
– Did his buddies die through friendly fire?
– Does he feel, he should have died, instead of his buddies?
– Does our hero feel drawn to join his buddies on the other side?
– Could he feel guilty for having caused the death of innocent civilians, adults and children alike?
– Has our hero been the victim of military rape?
– Does our hero feel alienated from everybody?
– Have family conflicts become too difficult to handle in addition to the invisible wounds? 
– Has our hero been abandoned by spouse or lover?– Has our hero or heroine become homeless?
– Has our hero lost faith in himself and the world?– Does our hero feel as if he had lost his soul?
– Are you aware that certain depression drugs are associated with increased risk of suicide?
– Did our hero take to the bottle, misused drugs to drown emotional and physical pain?

 

B) WHAT COULD BE THE REASON FOR SUICIDE ON FOREIGN LAND?
– All of the above, or even more?

 

C) WHAT ARE POSSIBLE SUICIDE RISKS?
–  Exposure to the suicidal behavior of others
–  Keeping firearms in the house
–  Prior suicide attempts
– Chronic physical illness, including pain 
– Incarceration
– Violence, physical/sexual abuse
– Family history of suicide, mental disorder, substance abuse.

 

D) WHAT ARE WARNING SIGNS?
– Our hero might say: “It would be better, if I was not around”.
– Feeling helpless, hopeless, worthless
– Saying “I want out”, “I’m tired of Life”
– Having a death wish, tempting fate: e.g. running red lights, driving too fast.
– Thinking or talking about suicide 
– Sudden, unexpected switch from deep sadness to extreme happiness.
– Clinical depression: loss of interest, increasing loss of appetite and sleep, deep sadness.
– Visiting, calling people to say good-bye.

 

E) WHAT CAN YOU DO?
– Take our hero seriously.
– Listen to what the individual has to say.
– Ask what our hero is planning to do.
– Do not leave the individual alone.
– Depending on the situation call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-TALK (8255), or take the person to a health care professional or the emergency room. If all else fails, call 911.
– Be supportive in a very understanding way.
PLEASE BE PREPARED. YOU MIGHT BE ABLE TO SAVE A LIFE.
 
By Christel B. D’Agostino, MSW, LCSW-R, CtHTrauma Expert, War Trauma SurvivorA word of encouragement for all you Spouses, Families, Caregivers of War Heroes suffering from post-combat stress. PTSD can be resolved easily through my “Healing PTSD Trauma” on Cd and the companion CD “Restabilize Your Energy”. I created it with your loved ones in mind. 
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Help for Homeless Vets

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Problem-Solving Training thru PAIRS

Resolving PTSD/Trauma Through

Healing PTSD Trauma” on CD

Christel B. D’Agostino, MSW. LCSW-R, CtH

Homeless veterans are facing multiple problems. Military may return home unprepared to cope with PTSD and then to top it off, face financial and communication problems with their loved ones. PAIRS has developed a unique program to help the military and their families develop problem-solving and communication skills to strengthen family life to ensure veterans will not end up alone and homeless. PAIRS has been doing an excellent job to teach veterans and their families how to solve their problems of daily living, however, it does not include therapeutic intervention for post-traumatic stress (PTSD). This is where “Healing PTSD Trauma” on CD fills the gap and provides the effective solution to heal PTSD.

Nearly 131,000 veterans are homeless on any given night. Most of them are suffering from post-traumatic stress (PTSD). PTSD can be resolved in an accelerated fashion through my “Healing PTSD Trauma” on CD. It is the solution for present and past emotional trauma, no matter how it occurred, whether while deployed, or in a flood, fire, or accident, exposed to criminal violence, sexual abuse or any other life threatening event. While listening to “Healing PTSD Trauma” the symptoms of post-traumatic stress (PTSD) will be transmuted.

Now let me return to the nearly 131,000 veterans which are homeless on any given night. Nearly twice as many are estimated to be homeless over the course of the year. The total would be over 262,000 veterans homeless. The data was provided by Kelly Kent, Sr. Program Manager of Strategic Partnerships at the Corporation for Supportive Housing.

Veterans account for one third of the men that are homeless. Many of them are chronically homeless.

These are the men that have fallen between the cracks of the system, presumably without the safety net of disability to rely on. These are the veterans that have put their lives on the line in patriotic duty.

At times, unprepared for the responsibilities of civilian life, after deployment, suddenly a dual crisis may set in. One is caused by having to process events which happened overseas, possibly PTSD. The other is caused by feeling stuck and ill-prepared to face the responsibilities of life back home.

Stress and anxiety may set in about financial struggles, mortgage payments, credit card debt and insufficient budgeting skills.

Before deployment deeply in love, couples may experience a change in their relationship as time moves on. The partner who returns from deployment may not be the same anymore. Not each spouse is willing or able to live with a partner suffering from PTSD or physical disability.

Let us assume for a moment that the only issues a young couple faces are budgeting skills, relationship and communication skills. PAIRS has been offering an easy solution.The program of PAIRS is geared to very low income singles and couples. The emphasis is to improve communication skills, problem solving and emotional understanding among couples. 93% of the participants showed sustained improvements in resolving conflicts and overall relationship satisfaction. Looking at the PAIRS program, the mission is clear: Once individuals learn to resolve conflicts in all areas of life, they will also be able to maintain homes, families and relationships.

Now let us return to the second issue: To resolve post-traumatic stress (PTSD) of veterans in an effcient way. This is where “Healing PTSD Traumaon CD comes in. It resolves any present and past emotional trauma and transmutes the symptoms of post-traumatic stress (PTSD) through an energetic shift of the Universal Vibrational Therapy™ in an accelerated fashion. It is unique, gentle and safe.

Healing PTSD Trauma” on CD, together with the Companion CD “Restabilize Your Energy” and “Success Strategies” to inspire wanted behavior change is your effective solution to winning your life back, to owning yourself again

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