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Lawless Harley Davidson and the Tunnel Rats

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BENEFITING: 22Kill

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THE STORY:

In 2012, the VA released a Suicide Data Report that an average of 22 veterans are “KILLED By Suicide” (KBS) everyday. The name “22KILL” is meant to grab people’s attention, because our primary mission begins with raising awareness to the issue. Suicide prevention is a very difficult task to undertake, especially when the general public is unaware of the issue in the first place. In order to prevent or “fix” a problem, one must first learn and understand the problem itself and its causes. By educating ourselves, we’ll be able to identify the triggers that can lead someone to thoughts of suicide, and confront those issues as they come, rather than letting them accumulate into something much worse. This is a platform to raise awareness not just towards veteran suicide, but also to the mental health issues that can lead to suicide. This affects everyone. Veterans often hide depression because being in the military means you are tough, you don't cry, you don't complain.

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