Friday, August 24, 2012

Help4VetsPTSD Not Selected for Funding...More Heroes Die Needlessly

August 23rd, 2012 - Kansas City, MO: For the second straight year Newman's Own (Fisher House) failed to select Help4VetsPTSD, Inc. for a $25,000 Grant, stating "161 entries this year made the selection very competitive and difficult".

Retired Air Force Lieutenant Colonel Chris Sorrentino, President and Executive Director of Help4VetsPTSD, made the sad announcement at Help4VetsPTSD's semi-annual board meeting last night, commenting on the disappointment he felt upon hearing the bad news: "We have a great organization that is just starting out and in desperate need of funding. Our mission, to help military and veterans (and their families) with PTSD, is critical and can actually SAVE LIVES, so I do not understand how such a worthwhile cause can go unfunded". 

On average, one military member and 18 veterans commit suicide EACH AND EVERY DAY, and PTSD is a significant factor in many. Sorrentino added: "Every day we go unfunded, another 19 lives are lost and that is absolutely appalling! The military and VA cannot keep up with demand and there are a shortage of trained, qualified therapists in the private sector. Help4VetsPTSD can help alleviate some of the suffering and many senseless suicides committed by over 6,900 of our military and veterans EVERY year...senseless!"

We, as a nation, waste billions on political campaigns needless spending, and luxuries each year while many of our nation's heroes go jobless, homeless, with no mental health treatment, and ALMOST 7,000 of them choose to end their lives...nearly 7,000 MILITARY AND VETERANS COMMIT SUICIDE EVERY YEAR!  Stop the insanity! Help end the negative mental health stigma in the military and among veterans, leading directly or indirectly to joblessness, homelessness, and suicide.


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Help4VetsPTSD is a 501(c)(3) non-profit (pending) and donations are tax deductible.

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