Help Prevent Veteran Suicide

Support The Long Walk Home's programs and workshops, proven to reduce suicidality.

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Support The Long Walk Home's programs and workshops, proven to reduce suicidality.

17 Veterans a Day.

Every day, 17 Veterans are lost to suicide. This is a difficult statistic to acknowledge, but the facts are the facts. This number of suicides was at 22 a day prior to this year. The Veterans Administration has lowered the number to 17 a day, according to their research. This is great news! We are making progress! However, we won't stop until it is ZERO. The Veteran suicide rate is double that of civilians, highlighting a problem that needs immediate addressing. Veterans represent the brave men and women who have sacrificed to keep our country safe; we owe it to them to have their back.

The Long Walk Home is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit that helps Veterans and their families have a safe, productive, and healthy transition to civilian life. We do this by providing programs and resources that are proven to improve lives and reduce suicidality. Our Mentorship Program pairs Veterans and their loved ones with one of our Mentors, who guides them along a series of personal challenges designed to heal, motivate, and engage individuals. Of those who complete all ten challenges, 74% choose to remain within the program by becoming a Mentor. All of our Mentors have gone through the program themselves, giving them insight into the obstacles that Mentees may face as they engage in the difficult introspection that the challenges demand. On average, participants report improvements in their stress management, sense of purpose, work/life balance, and even sleep.

As an additional resource, our organization frequently hosts ASIST (Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training) workshops, which are a proven method of reducing suicide. ASIST is taught by experienced professionals and gives trainees the skills they need to intervene and provide assistance when someone they know is at risk of suicide. In helping someone who is suicidal, participants of ASIST see their confidence raise from 35% to 100%, on average.

A price cannot be placed on the life on another human being, so The Long Walk Home is proud to be able to offer these services to Veterans and their families at no charge. In order to provide our services, we rely on the generosity and kindness of others. Our donors share our passion for assisting Veterans and reducing suicidality, making all of what we do a possibility. Currently, it costs our organization $1,600 for a Veteran and/or family member to take our Mentorship Program, and $800 for their enrollment in ASIST. We understand that everyone's economic situation is different, so we ask that you only give what you can afford. Gifts of all sizes are equally appreciated, as each is a reminder that Veterans and their families have not been forgotten.