Veterans Organize March for Suicide Awareness

November 17, 2015

Veterans Organize March for Suicide Awareness

The US Dept. of Veteran Affairs estimates that 22 veterans and one active duty military service member take their own lives each day. That is a remarkably high and disturbing number. That's why Lucio Rodriguez and Sean Davis, two US Marine Corp Veterans, are embarking on a mission to raise awareness and build community connections for veterans who are struggling with depression, PTSD and other debilitating issues.

"March For 22" is an event that will take place this Saturday, Nov. 21, 2015 in Corpus Christi, TX. It is an event being held strictly for Veterans, to build camaraderie through a 10K hike in which Veterans will wear a 22 lb. "rucksack", in honor of the 22 veteran suicides per day. Immediately following the hike, a resource fair will be held to offer veterans the chance to learn about different services available to them.

"One of the things I noticed is veterans tend to isolate themselves a lot," Davis said. "I've had problems, I'm still kind of adjusting, I tend to isolate myself sometimes. But that's why we do these events, they don't happen enough."

For more information on March For 22, visit the event's Facebook page.

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