BENEFITING: MENTAL HEALTH AMERICA OF ILLINOIS
To start, this cause focuses on many unsung heroes who have gone to war for this American country. Due to the effects of the trauma of war, many of these heroes now veterans are coming home and are unable to cope with familiar society. Because of their inability to readjust to the civilian life, many are taking their own lives at a rate or at 22 people a day! It's a very disheartening situation, but every problem has a solution. However, suicide just happens to be a permanent solution to a TEMPORARY and treatable problem! The goal here is to get to the source of the issue and then destroy it's foundation. Then replacing the situation with hope and life! That's exactly what my aim here is. Listen! To understand the issue of this horrific dilemma we must first understand PTSD, also known as Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. Many veterans are simply given medication to temporarily deal with the symptoms. Though I believe there is another method that is overlooked for this disease. A little something called therapy, specifically mental therapy. From motivational seminars, to meditations, to spiritual enlightening's, to many hands on activities which are different yet effective ways to help these heroes live here at home.