I’m pleased to announce that Psych Central is sponsoring this year’s 8th Annual Capitol Hill Event and Global Night for Hope, an event to shed light on the tragedy of active duty military and veterans suicides.
We’re joining the IMAlive team, Kristin Brooks Hope Center (founders of 1-800-SUICIDE), iFred, Post Secret, invited Congressmen, Senators and Press, along with Veteran Service Organizations on the lawn of the US Capitol to bring attention to this issue, as military suicides continue to climb.
This year’s event focuses on Veterans and Active Duty Military. The event features a keynote speech by Colonel Holzworth, as well as Ret. Lt. Colonel David Glassman, Ret. Colonel George Patrin M.D., and Ret. Col. Robert A. Strom.
Mr. Holzworth and Mr. Glassman are national heroes who have worked together for eight years and have collectively trained over 15,000 men and women at the Marine Aviation Training Support Group in Pensacola, Florida.
- WHAT: 8th Annual Capitol Hill Event and Global Night for Hope:
Prevent Active Duty Military and Veteran Suicide
WHERE: Taft Memorial Park, located north of the Capitol, on Constitution Avenue between New Jersey Avenue and First Street, NW. Look for the 100-foot marble tower.
WHEN: September 10th, Noon – 2:00 pm ET
They are speaking on September 10th because they believe that if all Veteran Service Organizations, the VA and Department of Defense work collaboratively we can lower the 12% unemployment rate among military veterans and the pandemic of the annual loss of more than 6,500 US Veterans to suicide due to Post- traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI).
Visit www.globalnightforhope.org for more info on this event. Attend to get your free yellow light bulb, and put it in your porch on the night of September 10th to shine a positive light on the issue.
This event is part of the 1st Annual IMAlive crisis center conference.
Can’t attend in person? Show support by changing your facebook photo to the yellow light bulb on September 10th – shine a positive light on the issue. Time for hopeful action.
Participating Charities include:
- Center for Strategic Military Excellence
- Operation Second Chance
- NAMI, Montgomery County
- Kristen Brooks Hope Center
- Veteran’s Dream Foundation
- Veteran’s Advocacy Services
- Veterans Education Project
- Family of a Vet
- Blue Star Families
- The Soldier’s Project
- The Mommies Network
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From Psych Central's World of Psychology:
Reminder, Event Today at Noon in DC | World of Psychology (9/10/2011)
Last reviewed: By John M. Grohol, Psy.D. on 2 Sep 2011
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Grohol, J. (2011). Event: 8th Annual Capitol Hill Event and Global Night for Hope. Psych Central. Retrieved on March 7, 2014, from http://psychcentral.com/blog/archives/2011/09/02/event-8th-annual-capitol-hill-event-and-global-night-for-hope/