Friday, February 9, 2018

They Invent PTSD and Suicide Awareness?

I need a drink...again!

Nothing will change until reporters actually do their jobs and stay off Facebook collecting feel good stories! THE SUBJECT IS VETERANS COMMITTING SUICIDE but they cover the folks repeating a number that has been proven false a long time ago! 

Now this one with a veteran saying he wants to raise a million dollars, but really doesn't know what he'll do with the money? Catch this, yes, he has a Gofundme!


Wilsonville veteran has a dream: A place to help other vets cope with PTSD
by KATHERINE KISIEL, KATU February 9, 2018
WILSONVILLE, Ore. (KATU) - A veteran is on a big mission to help fellow vets who suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder. The Department of Veterans Affairs says about 22 service members commit suicide every day.
He’s trying to raise a million dollars. He admits it’s a lofty goal.
“I’ve got these big ideas, and my wife’s like, ‘What are you going to do with the money?’ Well, if it doesn’t get there to where I can open it, I’ll donate it to Labradors for Vets. But I gotta try,” he said.
I have a dream too! It is when reporters actually pay attention to what they are reporting!

DO THESE PEOPLE JUST WAKE UP ONE MORNING AND THINK ALL THEY HAVE TO DO IS GET PUBLICITY?

I have another dream that people stop wanting to help long enough to find out WHAT THEY NEED TO DO, THEN HELP ESTABLISHED GROUPS DO BETTER JOBS! Just because someone suddenly became aware of something does not mean they are the only one to fix it! It usually helps to know how it works first!


No matter how much he may care, nothing will change without knowing what is needed, what is working and what failed. If this number is stuck in his head, then we should be wondering why he would not know what the rest of us knew years ago? How does anyone expect to change anything without some serious research? 

Suggestion, forget what reporters told you and what all the other awareness raisers have been doing all over the country. Invest time in finding out what you need to know and then you may be able to change something!

I bet no one told him the majority of the veterans committing suicide are over the age of 50. After all, no one but us are talking about the most glaring part of the suicide report too many failed to read.

Gee, do you think it may be because reporters across the country have let hundreds spread the same number and provided with them all the attention they wanted?

And yet again, a reporter just covered a story that should have been left on Facebook sharing the Gofundme for people who have no clue what is real vs what is not not even a plan other than the amount of money someone wants to raise.

And she gets paid for this kind of reporting? Want to find more reporters not doing their jobs? Here you go!


UPDATE


Arizona vets ruck march to Washington D.C. to raise awareness for veteran suicide 12 News Reporter Chad Bricks February 8, 2018

The number of veteran suicides is estimated at 22 per day. To raise awareness, these Arizona veterans are marching to the U.S. Capitol at a pace of 22 miles per day.