MIDLAND, Texas (Big 2/Fox 24) This month we continue to bring awareness to veteran suicide. Four local combat veterans share their message of hope for those struggling as they encourage their brothers and sisters in uniform to get the help they need and deserve.
Veterans as a whole are very prideful; we are taught not to show our weakness. You know, when we are out there, and we are dealing with emotions, we are told to lock that down, and we are told to man up, get up, just carry on and push it down. And then we bring that back. Anytime we are reaching out for resources, we feel like we are taking away from another veteran, which is one of the most common things. We are at the end of the day we’re all family and family helps family.Rebecca Haberman, Veteran and Director of Marketing, Hospice of Midland and Odessa
For an extended conversation with these local combat veterans, offering additional advice on how to seek help and tips for loved ones who see their family members struggle, watch the video below. On February 21, tune into Big 2 News and Fox 24 to hear more from a local family sharing their story to help save lives as they continue working through their loss.
If you are interested in showing your support and helping local veterans, registration is open for the “22 A Day Walk & Ride” in Midland.
“22 A Day Walk & Ride”- February 22, 2020
The Walk Registration 10:00-11:00 a.m.
Walk Starts: 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Motorcycle Ride Starts: 12:30 p.m. starting at VFW 4149
There will also be BBQ plates available for $10 from 12:30 p.m. to 3 p.m. along with Tshirts and raffle tickets for a Ted Nugent autographed guitar.
The proceeds from this event with benefit the VFW Post 4149 MG4 and the Boot Campaign.
You can pre-registration by February 21 or register the day of the event both for $22.
You can mail or drop off this form below with a check or money order payable to “VFW Post 4149” to VFW Post 4149 – 409 Veterans Airpark Ln. Midland, TX, 79705.
Have you called your buddy today? If you or a loved one is struggling, don’t be afraid to reach out for help and call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-8255.