Talking with the Military About Suicide
Opening the conversation is the first step.
From High 5 Hospitality, LLC:
August 26, 2019 - We share this story because we care and even if we only help one person, it’s worth it.
Today, Dover Air Force Base executed a Tactical Pause to begin the conversation....about Suicide.
Our very own Bobby Pancake connected DAFB with guest speakers for a few squadrons. Our friend Chris Locke spoke on behalf of SL24: UnLocke the Light and how the suicide of his son has affected him and his family. He talked about signs to look for, ways to address mental illness, and allowed his son Aedan to share how it affected him.
Who told you life was not worth living? They lied.
Suicide takes the pain of one and spreads it to many.
We need to drop the D from PTSD - Post Traumatic Stress is not a disorder.
Remove the stigma from mental health. It’s no different than high blood pressure or diabetes. It’s an illness.
Talk...just talk about it.
Throughout the day there were many tears, a few hugs, and a lot of talking. In appreciation, both Chris and Aedan were coined today and Bobby Pancake also coined them on behalf of H5H.
Thank you Chris and Aiden for your bravery today.