The numbers are sketchy, but according to various reports, it is said that about 22 vets take their own lives everyday.

I know this number hits close to home with some of those from my old unit.

Now, I am no mathematician but if you crunch those numbers we are well over 5,000 suicides  for the year (I Think).

Being a Vet myself and living in a city with a huge military and veteran presence I feel it important to address a topic like this, not to be a downer but to tell fellow vets and their families that there are many people and organizations who can help.

Here are just a few,

http://veteranscrisisline.net/, http://www.suicide.org/hotlines/texas-suicide-hotlines.html, http://www.elpaso.va.gov/contact/

Like I said these are just a few of the sites one could use, and currently there is a campaign addressing this issue called #22Kill

Here is a video from Five Finger Death Punch, who are some of the biggest supporters of the Military and Veterans.