November 11 is Veterans Day, so Mental Health First Aid is focusing on veteran and military mental health for the entire month of November. Twenty veterans die by suicide each day. Thirty percent of active duty and reserve military personnel deployed in Iraq and Afghanistan have a mental health problem requiring treatment, yet only half of those people in need receive any treatment at all. Mental Health First Aid for Veterans is making a difference for veterans, military members and their families across the country.
Here’s how you can #BeTheDifference for veterans in November.
Read up! They're blogging about veteran and military mental health all month long. Stay up-to-date on all their #BeTheDifference blogs and share them with your networks.
Join our chat. On Tuesday, November 21, from 1-2 p.m. CST, they’re talking with Ted Bonar—a National Trainer for Mental Health First Aid, clinician and expert on working with military members, veterans and their families—during our #BeTheDifference Twitter Chat! Don’t miss out.
Check out this infographic on veterans' mental health and share it on your social media channels.
Have you made an impact with Mental Health First Aid for Veterans? They want to hear your story! Email EricaH@TheNationalCouncil.org to share your story for a chance to be featured on the blog.
Learn more about Mental Health First Aid for Veterans and look for more ways to get involved throughout the month. Thank you for supporting healthier, happier, safer communities for all with Mental Health First Aid.
Source: Mental Health First Aid