"The mission of Squad 22 is to raise awareness in the endurance community to the ongoing and rising veteran/service member suicide rate of 22 losses per day as well as raising awareness to programs that are out there to support those in need. Our hopes is that through awareness and assistance, we can assist in the campaign against veteran suicides working to lower it to zero."
If you are a Veteran or you know a Veteran who is showing any of these signs, call the Veterans Crisis Line at
1-800-273-8255 and Press 1,
chat online at VeteransCrisisLine.net/Chat
or text to 838255 today
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Know the Warning Signs of Suicide
Sometimes, a crisis may involve thoughts of suicide. Learn to recognize these warning signs (provided by US Department of Veterans Affairs):
Hopelessness; feeling like there’s no way out
Anxiety, agitation, sleeplessness, or mood swings
Feeling like there is no reason to live
Rage or anger
Engaging in risky activities without thinking
Increasing alcohol or drug misuse
Withdrawing from family and friends
The presence of the following signs requires immediate attention:
Thinking about hurting or killing yourself
Looking for ways to kill yourself
Talking about death, dying, or suicide
Self-destructive behavior such as drug misuse, carelessly handling weapons, etc.
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Thank you for your support this year, Beth
Over the last few years, Mission 22 has grown in ways that we never could have expected. Here are a few of our recent accomplishments:
The War at Home Memorial, comprised of 20 steel silhouettes, moved to Broken Arrow, OK, where it will be unveiled in 2020.
Our team of ambassadors has grown to more than 2,000 elite volunteers that support us each and every day. These ambassadors attend events, collect donations, and empower this mission to change and save lives.
More than 275 individuals went through our treatment programs. Our goal for this year was 131 - we shattered that goal.
We launched the Mission 22 x The Warrior’s Way program, a rock climbing event designed to help veterans and their families learn new skills for honoring their Warrior spirit.