Junior Seau, Military Suicide, and a call to Americans.Submitted by RC Liberty on Thu, 05/03/2012 - 13:58
It is evident from the media's coverage of Junior Seau's death that his suicide has had an impact on many people. As someone who has dealt with suicide personally- my brother took his own life in 2005 at the age of 21- I know how harmful such a death can be to a family, as well as friends and a community. Seau's death has rightly been covered in detail by ESPN, CNN, FOX, and other networks. However, I can't help but think about all of the families who go through this, including our Military Veterans and their families, that are largely unacknowledged by the same media.
I just wanted to bring some attention to this issue in hopes that Americans and our policy makers will try to do what they can to address the issue. Most of us here agree that ending the wars and bringing our troops home immediately is the best way to curtail this problem. This is yet another reason to support Ron Paul's non-interventionist foreign policy. Here are the numbers for military suicides and PTSD cases below.
2010 Overall Military 350
Active Duty 159
2011 Overall Military 315
Active Duty 164
Since 2003, 70,000 plus diagnosed military personnel.
Please take a moment and reflect on, or pray for, and about what can be done to fix this problem. Also, please take action, and continue to try and convince those who support this perpetual military intervention, to reconsider their position.