September is Suicide Prevention Awareness Month

September 4, 2018

U.S. Marine Corps 1st Sgt. Simon Sandoval

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Studies show that service members and veterans may be hesitant to reach out for support for invisible wounds. As we recognize Suicide Prevention Awareness Month, it’s important to let warriors know that reaching out for help is a sign of strength.

After returning home from serving tours in Iraq and Afghanistan, U.S.  Marine Corps 1st Sgt. Simon Sandoval sought the help he needed, and encourages fellow warriors to do the same.

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AFTER RETURNING FROM MULTIPLE DEPLOYMENTS, MY FRIENDS AND FAMILY NOTICED CHANGES IN ME, BOTH MENTALLY AND SOCIALLY. WITH THEIR ENCOURAGEMENT AND SUPPORT, I MADE POSITIVE CHANGES IN MY LIFE. I STARTED TALKING ABOUT MY EXPERIENCES AND I LEARNED TO COPE EFFECTIVELY. IF YOU OR A LOVED ONE IS DEALING WITH STRESS OR AN INVISIBLE WOUND, REACHING OUT FOR SUPPORT CAN HELP YOU COPE AND HEAL. DON’T WAIT. SEEK HELP NOW.

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Resources are available and they work. For more information, visit www.realwarriors.net or call 1-866-966-1020.

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