This past Saturday I had the privilege of speaking at the memorial service of a veteran who took his life at the age of 38 years old. It was truly a tragedy that left friends and families with a myriad of unsettling emotions. It represented to me what goes on all over our country each […]
The PTSD label is often used and yet can often be misunderstood. It seems we have a great deal of PTSD in our culture and we need to be aware of its symptoms and possible coping strategies. We need awareness of resources for those who experience PTSD Symptoms This article by Robyn E. Brickel summarizes […]
This is a week we honor the faithful and dedicated Americans who have served in our military. On behalf of Lakeside, I want to say a huge “thank you” to all our veterans for their service and commitment to our country. Our military personnel take a significant set of risks as they confront some of the […]
As I wrote in my last post, this month we are discussing preventing the suicide rate in our world. To me, there is no greater tragedy that the suicides that are occurring on a daily basis for our veterans, which devastates their families and fellow veterans. But there is hope.
September 10th is World Suicide Prevention Day. For anyone in any family where a loved one commits suicide, there exists the saddest of realities and a wake of destruction with unresolved questions, guilt and anguish. As you may know, Veterans are one of the largest populations hit by suicide.
It is always great to hear good news in support of veterans. They often struggle in their post military experience whether they are dealing with homelessness, post-traumatic stress, physical injury, or emotional issues. I thought it important on this Memorial Day week when we acknowledge those who have died in service for our country, to share this announcement of […]
One of my key concerns about our children in America is the children of our military. It just so happens that April is the month where we recognize these children of our military families who often have so many challenges that most children do not experience.