Facebook does a great thing when they put together memories on certain dates. Today, this reminder came up from 2 years ago.
Peer support works better than anything else, but first they need to know that you will be there for them. Grab one of these pictures and use it to try to save someone you think may need to talk. Let them know you understand and you are there for them.
After all, isn't that the way it was when you were in combat together?
Grab them and save them
Combat PTSD Wounded Times
Repost from February 18, 2016
How many times have you wondered why someone didn't ask for help or let you know they needed you? How many times have you wished that you let them know you were there for them no matter what they needed?
Sometimes people just can't find the words. Other times they can think of what to say but their buddy just didn't ask.
Remind them that in combat, not asking for help or all the support they could get, ended up getting buddies killed. Asking for help now is no different and they mean no less to you now than back then.
Send these or upload onto Facebook if you think one of your buddies needs help and you don't know how to offer it.
Make sure you put your contact information in it and when they can get a hold of you.
If you have a non-profit and think of using these to raise funds or awareness for yourself, don't try it. These are for veterans to use for their buddies, not for you to use to make money off them.