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Where Did the Number "22" Come From?

Where Did the Number "22" Come From?

  It seems that everywhere you turn, charities and organizations that are formed to help combat veteran suicide use some derivative of the same statistic in their name or mission/vision statements. At IFHP, we use it in our ENDING 22 Collection: “22 US Armed Forces veterans commit suicide each day.” But where did this “22 statistic" come from and what is the true meaning behind it? Instead of the typically-used byline, “the VA states that…”, we decided it was long past-due to bring you the actual source of the information.   Where does the 22 statistic come from? The often-heard...

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Taylor Michel
PTSD Facts, Volume 6 (PTSD Awareness Month 2020)

PTSD Facts, Volume 6 (PTSD Awareness Month 2020)

  We’ve shared 15 PTSD-related facts with you over the course of the month, and as we bid farewell to June 2020, and thus to PTSD Awareness Month, we present you with fact 16, which may be the most important of all in terms of needed recognition: You are not alone, and treatment is available. Reaching out for help isn’t easy, but it is worth it, and help exists in a number of forms – including, but not limited to your traditional counseling, group therapy, and even individualized therapy that can be tailored specifically to you. There are several avenues...

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Taylor Michel
PTSD Facts, Volume 5 (PTSD Awareness Month 2020)

PTSD Facts, Volume 5 (PTSD Awareness Month 2020)

  It’s been a while since we revisited our PTSD Facts series, and we apologize for that, but we’ve returned with three more facts as we approach the end of PTSD Awareness Month. The facts we are presenting to you today are a little bit heavier than others we’ve published so far this month, but that compounds the importance in our ability to recognize them as early as possible.Comorbidity is the medically-correct way to say, “the simultaneous presence of two chronic diseases or conditions in a patient.” So, why is this an important fact to recognize in terms of PTSD...

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Taylor Michel
PTSD Facts, Volume 4 (PTSD Awareness Month 2020)

PTSD Facts, Volume 4 (PTSD Awareness Month 2020)

  We’ve said it before, but it bears repeating: PTSD can affect anyone. In fact, this was the first PTSD Fact we shared in this series. As such, we want to share one information point that may help bring this particular fact into focus just a little bit more: here is a website that lists 10 well-known celebrities who have come forward to admit that they have dealt with PTSD symptoms at some point in their lives.Having said this, here are PTSD Facts 10 - 12 to continue this series: It seems a bit counterintuitive, but medicine is not always recommended...

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