This blog post is part of the Suicide Prevention Awareness Month blog tour in partnership with Debt Drop. If you are feeling suicidal, please call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255 or text HOME to 741741.
I want to make it clear from the start there are free help for anyone that’s thinking of hurting themselves. If you’ve served in the military, there are additional resources available to you—where people can relate to your service and the circumstances of a military career. It doesn’t have to be about money either. If you need help, there are free resources for you.
Military Suicide Prevention Resources 2017
Life’s about living your dreams with the people you love not about having a fancy car or house. If money comes along the path, great, all the better but it’s not the main focus. Money isn’t as valuable as your life or your health.
Unfortunately, sometimes people can get caught up in life moments. They buy things they don’t need. They go on trips they can’t afford. They spend more than they earn and it adds up and up until they’re in over their heads with debt.
Then problems begin. Life happens. Things come up. An unexpected car expense. An unexpected doctor visit. By then, there’s no more to borrow. Paychecks are spent the day they’re received. Credit cards are maxed out. Loans from family and friends are tapped out. They feel there’s no place else to get money help.
They’re overwhelmed and often aren’t able to see solutions. And sadly sometimes people think the only way to solve money or other problems is to take their own life.
Suicide is never the answer to a financial problem or any problem
Money problems are short-term and there are steps you can take to make the situation better. You can get help to get through to find solutions. It’s important for people suffering to know the resources available to them and where to find them.
So, today I want to share some of those free resources for not only military Service members, veterans and their families but anyone that needs help.
Military OneSource (MOS)
MOS provides FREE, confidential counseling online or in person to military Service members and their families. Read more here about the seven different types of counseling they offer.
Veterans Crisis Line
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
If you need help, know that there are people who want to help you. Reach out to get the helping hand you need.