Joining Forces to Combat Veteran Suicide | Vets Coming Home
Veterans are teaming up with Homeward Bound Adirondacks, a group that assists veterans and their families, to raise awareness about the alarming number of suicides by veterans. A VA study found 22 veterans take their own lives — everyday — across the nation. In many cases, the veterans had struggled with PTSD and Traumatic Brain Injury. The Malone YMCA is so proud to join forces with Malone Amvets Malone Post No. 8 and the American Legion Post 219 Malone, NY to support Homeward Bound Adirondacks. Homeward Bound is a local organization providing necessary services, including PTSD retreats, travel to & from appointments, and emergency help, to veterans & their families in and around Franklin County. To learn more about this organization, please visit their website. http://www.homewardboundadirondacks.org Join us May 20th 9-3 for a Corn Hole Tournament and Craft Fair with all proceeds to support Homeward Bound Adirondacks. Register your team or table today/Info: www.maloneymca.com/events
Mountain Lake PBS has a public media campaign exploring the lives of post-9/11 veterans, and the divide & challenges they often face in the community when they return home. Watch our Veterans Coming Home videos to hear their inspiring stories and learn how our communities are responding to their needs. Look for our Veterans Coming Home page online at https://mountainlake.org/category/watch/veterans-coming-home/
Veterans Coming Home is made possible with support from the Corporation for Public Broadcasting with local support from the Cloudsplitter Foundation and Casella Resource Solutions.