22 VETERANS AND 1 CURRENTLY SERVING MILITARY MEMBER
TAKE THEIR LIFE BY SUICIDE.....
Operation: 23 to Zero is an effort to curb the massive rates of veteran and military suicide through awareness and providing a network of fellow military members to connect with for help and support. The suicide rate affecting veterans and military members today is unacceptable. We need to bring awareness to the crisis and effect a change for those touched by this epidemic. We provide opportunities for people to come together in a comfortable setting and meet other similarly minded individuals through group events, and provide a network to reach out to in times of need and distress.
Check out our "Calendar" button for a few events taking place in the Upper Midwest.
OPERATION: 23 TO ZERO
The Hard Truth
22 veterans and 1 active duty military, on average TAKE THEIR LIFE BY SUICIDE DAILY. That's over 8000 men and women a year, and those are only the REPORTED NUMBERS.. Many states don't report to the VA. Veterans and military also lead in SINGLE VEHICLE ACCIDENTS and MOTORCYCLE ACCIDENTS.
PTS and MST are the leading reasons for vet and military related suicide.
PTS - Post Traumatic Stress
MST - Military Sexual Trauma
"If you can't fly, then run,
if you can't run, then walk,
if you can't walk, then crawl,
but whatever you do,
you have to KEEP MOVING FORWARD."
-Martin Luther King Jr.