Support comes in many forms! There are so many ways we can support our service members, so they are able to focus on their mental health! WE NEED HELP! WE ARE FAILING OUR MILITARY! Active duty not being able to get the help on the inside.... WE WILL COME TO YOU FROM THE OUTSIDE!! Proud Veterans never wanting or asking for a handout but just need a hand up... WE ARE HERE FOR YOU! Working together, building relationships, providing resources, getting a job or a car lined up, food in the home, the list goes on and on. HELP US MAKE US DIFFERENCE! Join us in being part of the change!
* Every May we have a 5k benefiting Stop Soldier Suicide. Along this route we honor military members we have lost to suicide with individual photo signs posted. The 2021 5k we raised around $7,000, the 2022 5k was 12,000 and 2023 was almost $15,000. The resources, support and awareness that is put out during the times of these events is unbelievable. The lives that are being saved because people are finding out they have this specific resource. I encourage you to be a part of the change with us.
* When we lost the 13 in Afghanistan many Veterans struggled with mental health issues. Support can be shown in many ways. Small things can turn into big things. We decided to go print off some photos and table signs. We then went to several local restaurants and asked them to set up a table to honor with the signs provided. I am proud to say we had 65 restaurants and businesses participate. MOORESVILLE NC ROCKS!!!!
* The 2022 Mooresville Veteran's Day parade was themed military mental health and suicide prevention. Let's Talk Strength worked with Richard's Coffee Shop and the exchange club to help spread awareness and provide recourses to the community while honoring ones we have lost to suicide with our personalized signs. We were honored to have some gold star moms hold the signs of their sons. NAMI, SOUL TO SOUL CONNECTIONS, STOP SOLDIER SUICIDE and LET'S TALK STRENGTH bracelets were all handed out during the event.
* PROUD TO ANNOUNCE WE HAVE THE NAMI HOMEFRONT CLASSES ON THE BOOKS
starting April 3, 2023 -May 8, 2023, every Monday night from 6 to 8 at Richard's coffee Shop 165 N. Main Street Mooresville, NC
An education program specifically for loved ones of military Service Members and Veterans who experience symptoms of a mental health condition.
free of cost
gain practical up to date information about mental health conditions, including post-traumatic stress disorder. (PTSD) depression and substance abuse
LIMITED SPOTS AVALIBLE
questions, please call Amanda at 704-449-9563
register through email Crystalhobbs72@gmail.com
subject line HOMEFRONT REGISTRATION
please include name and phone numbers for all individuals attending
Our "events" are everyday really.... The goal of LET'S TALK STRENGTH is to encourage doing "small things with great love". We can't change the world in one day but if we all set a goal to do something small everyday it will change the world!!
JOIN US IN BEING PART OF THE CHANGE!!
Stop Soldier Suicide
Vets4Warriors peer support
NAMI / National Alliance on Mental Health
1-800-950-NAMI or text 62640
National Suicide Prevention Hotline
1-800-273-TALK (8255) 24/7
IN CRISIS call 988
* Suicide threats
* Previous suicide attempts
* Alcohol and drug abuse
* Statements revealing a desire to die
* Sudden changes in behavior
* Prolonged depression
* Making final arrangements
* Giving away prized possessions
* Purchasing a gun or stockpiling pills
* Realize someone might be suicidal.
* Reach out. Asking the suicide question DOES NOT increase risk.
* Listen without judgement. Talking things out can save a life.
* Don't promise secrecy and don't worry about being disloyal.
* If persuasion fails, call your mental health center, local hotline or emergency services.
* If you believe someone is the process of making a suicide attempt, call 911.
THIS IS A CIVILIAN AND MILITARY PROBLEM
- suicide is the 12th leading cause of death and the most preventable in the US
- suicide attempts occur every 31 seconds
- 1 in 5 of kids between the ages of 12 and 17 have thought about suicide
- the higher number of suicides in the military community are people who have never been deployed
- active-duty suicide has increased 9.1 percent since 2020
- there are more military deaths on US soil than all the wars combined that we have fought in