Soldiers Are Dying

But Not Just On The Battlefield

Soldiers Are Dying

But Not Just On The Battlefield

In the combat theater, the primary objective is to finish the mission and come home together. A soldier fighting alone is at risk. But when that soldier comes home, often he has no friends. Even if that soldier hasn’t been downrange, he’s often isolated and alone; he’s trying to engage as a man, sometimes as a father and often as a husband. And an isolated man is at risk. Sooner or later, marriage, money, kids or just life is going to hit our men with everything it has. And we must ready.

With an ever-escalating suicide rate, we need a system in place to de-isolate soldiers by creating solid friendships that foster support, encouragement and accountability.

The Statistics Are Shocking.

1
# of active duty soldiers that take their own life every 36 hours

22
Daily suicide rate for Veterans

60
% of miliary suicides involving people whose first attempt occured prior to enlistment/commission
51
% of miliary personnel who thought about suicide prior to enlistment/commission

1

# of active duty soldiers that take their life every 36 hours


22

Daily suicide rate for Veterans


60

% of miliary suicides involving people whose first attempt occured prior to enlistment/commission


51

% of military personnel who thought about suicide perior to enlistment/commission


Key Findings Among Military Suicides.

• 81% Male
• Alcohol Related
• Suffer from Depression
• 89.2% Are Under the Age of 45
• 57.8% Served 0 days OIF or OEF Deployment

Top Stressors Jeopardizing the
Mental Health of Troopers.

Marriage
Money
Daily Stress
Parenting

Soldiers Are Coming Into The Military Already Broken.


Many of our soldiers have embarked on their Army careers carrying relational wounds, have come from broken homes, or have escaped into the Army to “get away” from dysfunctional families. Most have few friends and lack coping skills to deal with life.

Properly facilitated, the “Who Has Your Six” series can, and will, help you connect soldiers to each other, so when the wheels come off of their lives, they’ll have someone “on their six” to make sure they make it through.

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