For the Sake Of Our Veterans – It’s Crucial We Keep Mental Health / PTSD / Suicide Awareness Support Services That Are Available Front & Center During The COVID – 19 Pandemic!
Operation North State, an all-volunteer veterans’ support services organization utilizing North Carolina’s People, Places, Products and Pride to show and provide support for NC’s deployed troops and our veterans – especially those veterans-in-need. Terry Snyder, Operation North State’s Founder and Proud Volunteer states that “ONS has been hosting much needed recreational therapy outings (fishing, cycling, auto racing and golf) for the past eight years for our wounded warriors / DVets. These services are good – medicine. Due to the virus crisis, all of ONS’ support services have been suspended. However, ONS still communicates with our wounded warriors / DVets on a daily basis; these veterans are extremely concerned for their "fellow veterans’ brothers and sisters” that are struggling with PTSD / mental illness each and every day.”
“Sadly yet, ONS expects to see a growing number of additional veterans begin to struggle with mental illness during this crisis period - WE CAN’T LOSE SIGHT THAT 20 VETERANS COMMIT SUICIDE EVERY DAY. This tragic statistic has been in the news for over a decade on a daily basis. However, since the Coronavirus made the scene a month ago, very little is being mentioned of the 20 veterans committing suicide every day or the mentioning of the support services that are available” - Snyder said.
Operation North State is obeying the Federal Government’s and North Carolina’s Governor Roy Cooper’s guidelines and mandates; we are currently in self-lock down like the majority of North Carolinians. "Our hosting of recreational outings for our wounded warriors / DVets and ONS’ deliveries of comfort items / goodies to veterans nursing homes and facilities throughout the statewide have all been suspended until the mandated restrictions have been lifted" - Snyder said.
“Below are several support services resources related to mental health / PTSD / suicide awareness. Also, browse the internet for dozens of North Carolina’s veterans support services organizations websites and Facebook pages that provide support services too” – Snyder said.
·Veterans Crisis Line 1-800-273-8255 and Press 1
·https://www.milvets.nc.gov/resource-guide (GREAT RESOURCE FOR NC BASED SUPPORT SERVICES)
Visit www.operationnorthstate.com for more info.