VETERANS SUICIDE HOTLINE: 1-800-273-8255 (press 1)
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The "Summit for Soldiers" PTS/Suicide Awareness Campaign is the "self-funded" efforts of our group of veterans, service-members, families, adventurers and citizens. We utilize mountaineering as our parallel to the struggles a veteran faces when living with Post Traumatic Stress and Traumatic Brain Injuries. The Veteran founders of this "Mission" personally know and understand these difficulties of living with their "Silent Wounds" and the Mountains became their therapy. Together, we are on a Mission to bring attention to PTS/TBI and the epidemic Suicide Rate of over 8000 veterans a year, to discover and share the resources that are available, and to set an example that will Encourage others to reach out, seek treatment, and reclaim their lives. Semper Fi
We are humbled and grateful to be the beneficiaries of these incoming events and fundraisers. Please come out an show your support to these important issues to help us together bring awareness and hopefully save some lives.
VETERANS MOUNTAINEERING CLUB: First Chapter in Ohio Underway.
Ohio Veteran's, Service-members or Family: Come join us for our weekly meetings and monthly outings. Our first Chapter is underway in Columbus, Ohio, so far it has been fun and rewarding. Free Weekly training, monthly outings and low-cost Expeditions every 6-moms to somewhere exciting within the lower 48. New chapters across the country will be coming soon. visit the Adven-therapy page to learn more or drop us an email: firstname.lastname@example.org
13 JUNE (Sat): The Bob Wiley Memorial Wrestling Camp in Dayton, Ohio.
18 April 2015: Avon, Indiana:
The JOHN CRONE MEMORIAL 5K.
Lexi and her fellow student volunteers did an awesome job organizing and putting on this years memorial run for our "Silently Fallen" brother, Mag. John Crone. We had the pleasure of meeting Dawn and one of her daughters, along with several folks that served with John. Thank You for including, inviting and supporting us!
4 Apr 2015: THANK YOU to OSU's Vets 4 Vets for holding the 5k Endurance Run to draw Awareness to PTSD and SuicidePrevention for our Veterans and Service-members. www.rundownthedemons.org
patches patches patches
Summit for Soldiers Patches are in! The initial proceeds from these patches will go towards our start up administrative fees as we transition into a 501c3 Nonprofit. (For those that don't understand what it costs, to file the application will cost $850 alone). We are asking for donations of $7.00 ea (or more if you wish) plus shipping ($3.00 for up to 10 patches).
Please email if you would like to place an order to: email@example.com or you can mail a check to:
Summit for Soldiers
205 West Henderson Rd
Columbus Ohio 43214
Why This Mission is Important
VETERANS CRISIS HOTLINE: 1-800-273-8255 (press 1) 24/7, confidential, tailored for veterans. http://www.veteranscrisisline.net/
What is PTSD? Check out our PTS Info page for more information.
Show your support by "Liking" us on facebook.
Need Some Reasons Why?
DONATE to the SfS Everest Project
If you would like to help out Mike with his effort to Carry the "Silently Fallen" flag to the top of the Highest Mountains on each Continent, please consider making a donation. NO part of the General Summit for Soldiers Funding/Donations will be used towards this effort with the exception of events that directly support the Awareness Mission of SfS. So, if you would like to donate please email Mike for information at firstname.lastname@example.org
"Summit for Soldiers"
PTS/Suicide Awareness Campaign
Post Traumatic Stress (PTS) is a serious condition affecting our troops and their families. Our Warriors have endured things that thankfully most Americans will never have to, but unfortunately this is one of the often overlooked side effects of war.
PTS has been reported in 1 of 8 of the 2.4 million troops that have deployed to Iraq and Afghanistan (in reality unreported estimates are around 1 of 5) Suicide rates, substance abuse and domestic violence are all on the rise. The good news: There is hope, and PTS is treatable especially if detected early!
We want all of our veterans, families and communities to be "Aware" of the facts, and the resources that are available. We want to promote organizations/resources that offer programs with “simplified” access to our troops. And finally we want to see leaders come forward in both our military units and our communities to work together to help reduce the stigma associated with PTS and “encourage” a safe, non-threatening environment where soldiers can seek attention without threat or worry.
Summit or Soldiers will be climbing to each of the 50 State highpoints (loftier goals - TBA!) and along the way we will be working hard to make some changes for the better. This mission, message and flag of “Summit for Soldiers” represents all of our brothers and sisters who may be suffering from PTS, the challenges they may face, and the encouragement that they CAN climb above it just like the challenges of reaching a mountain's summit.
The Bottom Line:
If you're a family member of a suffering Veteran - We want you to know where you can turn.
If you're a Veteran who is struggling - We want you to know you're not alone.
If you're a Veteran who has endured - We want you to reach out to one who's suffering.
If you're an Organization that has something to offer our Veterans - We want them to know about it.
If you're a solution - We want it known.