As many many brother and sister Vietnam vets quickly realized, combat vets of other theaters as well, there were others experiencing same issues as you, and they were not only there but eager to talk out what they were going through, no matter what pressures under that brought up to the top the experiences they went through in theater, to those who could only really understand. one on one, in groups set up themselves or in the VA facilities with counselors, often veterans of themselves. For some those realizations never seeped into their conscious! Realizing also, many in the affected professions also, these issues weren't only contained with the veterans community and from wars but also the civilian populations and those who've lived through traumatic life experiences! As those served added the issues to the growing lists of those to be ignored or outright denied, Sally Satel Still Selling Care for PTSD Veterans is Waste of Money, long time Vietnam veterans nemesis who garnered a very lucrative living writing and speaking the conservative lead talking points so those served wouldn't have to keep their oft spoken Promises and Sacrifice themselves for the added monetary needs in taking care of those who've served them especially in our wars, policies 'done in all our names'!
The note read: "Very few people know the truth ... I want this in everyone's memory." Desperate to help, Primo tracked down his address.
"I was 45 minutes too late from him taking his own life," said Primo. "Immediately it was a gut wrenching feeling, knowing that there was a chance that if he had my phone number he wouldn't have killed himself."
Primo called friend and fellow veteran Casey Gray and that night they launched an Instagram suicide prevention page by posting a message pleading with veterans who are having suicidal thoughts to call them, day or night.
"Within the first three hours we saved one person," said Primo. "Within the first 24 hours we saved five people, people who were on the verge of suicide."
Casey Gray served in Iraq, lost friends in combat and was severely injured in a helicopter crash. He says his experiences help him connect and built trust with other veterans. read more>>>