“Shoulder to Shoulder” Suicide Prevention Stand Down
“… we should be standing “Shoulder to Shoulder” with our soldiers and their families on Thursday!” A day to reflect, a day to plan for the future, a day to remember those lost, a day to consider that we are not immortal or invulnerable… I remember during my days as an airman taking “safety down days” after a particularly tragic series of flight accidents to do just that. To highlight behavior health during Suicide Prevention Month the US Army is taking a “Stand Down” tomorrow focusing on “… good health, teammate involvement, risk reduction and resilience training.” See Photo Credit BelowThe Blogger Roundtable had the opportunity to speak to Sergeant…
Register to Vote /TODAY/
Did you know that deployed it takes about 45 days for deployed military personnel and military & families stationed overseas to register to vote absentee, receive their ballot and mail it back in? That means that they have until September 23rd to request their absentee ballot. If they register after September 23rd the deployed solider very likely will not receive an absentee ballot to vote in the November 6th general election. These are the people that are fighting every day for the American people. Defending our rights of freedom, choice, and opinion. It only seems right that we do our part to ensure they get the right to vote. Deployed personnel must fill out the Federal Post…
Why did NBC not Support America on 9/11?
I usually do not write when I am angry but this was wrong. Our nation was supporting the survivors of 9/11, victims of 9/11, first responders and the military community that has fought for 11 years since the attacks in 2001. This was not a political issue, it was a national issue and every media except the Today Show on NBC observed the moment of silence from the White House to Ground Zero New York and locations around the world. What program director made that decision? While it will not affect my choice of TV programs because I generally do not watch NBC, it left a real bad taste in…
On this 9/11 in 2012, It is Never too Late for our Veterans to seek Help!
“…he did not get help for more than 3 decades – yep, 35+ years and then he felt like damaged goods.” Today is one we do not forget in the United States. Our service men and women have been at war for 11 years since the terrorists struck at us on 9/11/2001. We have lost so many of our service members following the initial terrorist attack during combat and way too many to Suicide. They survive the ravages of war but then the pain comes through … It hurts, they close up, feel isolated and do not seek help or the help is not enough. Their families feel it too……
National Suicide Prevention Week
Today, September 10th, is World Suicide Prevention Day. Do you know the signs?Never leave a Warrior behind. Empower yourself. Learn More Spouses Hold Front Line on Detecting Depression Mental Health Support for our Military and Families DOD: Families, Friends Need to Recognize Signs of Suicide Join Us byLeanne KocsisonMonday, September 10, 2012Email ThisBlogThis!Share to TwitterShare to FacebookShare to PinterestMilitary Life:Leanne,mental health,Suicide
From Kindergarten through High School, homework is a recurring theme through the school year, usually met with loud, obnoxious groans from around the world. If you struggle, like I do, with motivating, encouraging and helping your kids to ‘get the job done’ here are some great resources. What can Parents do to Help with Homework?As millions of children return to school, the burden of homework and new schedules can often lead to anxiety and almost certainly new amounts of stress. This is not only true for the children, but for their parents as well. Homework can be frustrating for students and for parents as well. Research shows that parents can play an…
CELEBRATION OF SERVICE KICKS OFF – THE HOME DEPOT
An exciting program is launching today, The Home Depot Foundation and The Home Depot store associates are deploying a two-month community outreach initiative, Celebration of Service to transform the homes and lives of veterans across the country. From September 6 to Veterans Day in November, store associate volunteers will complete hundreds of service projects – from making mobility modifications to the homes of injured veterans to renovating shelters for homeless veterans. Volunteer projects also will include energy efficient upgrades to homes of individual veterans and facilities that serve them to help reduce utility bills. Over the next four months, the MilitaryAvenue.com team will be partnering with The Home Depot as…