Raise awareness in veteran suicides. Lend a helping hand to a soldier or veteran in need.
"It’s tragic…but *insert invalidating post*
I hate posts like this. Yes we need more help for our vets because I’m fucking tired of losing my friends. Just because someone has money, fame, and talent does not make them happy. Get that into your thick fucking skull.
Robin Williams helped the troops as well so you’re invalidating someone who did stand up for them. He also did get care and did get help multiple times in his life. Stop belittling things because they don’t fit into your agenda.
Also, there is plenty of help for troops. You know why no one gets help? Because people tell you you are worthless and it impacts your career if you get help. You are viewed as weak and incapable for seeking help for trying to kill yourself or for those who struggle with PTSD. No one fucking talks about it but it’s out there. I had a soldier (and a good friend) in my command who tried to kill himself. Now everyone avoids him because they think “something is wrong with him.” or because they think he “can’t handle doing work” after he applied for help several times. But, until it gets destigmatized a lot of people will not seek help for fear of backlash.
Also belittling a suicide, and then telling people to raise awareness for suicide for a specific group of people sends a fucking mixed message.