The War Horse

Most of us hear that we lose an estimated 22 (in more recent reports 23) veterans each and EVERY day. What those of us in the Suicide Prevention field are still trying to work out are the why’s and the how’s of the issue.

The WAR HORSE is a comprehensive reporting database where users can submit information (which is then verified and fact checked by the War Horse team). This information is not limited to the tangible, it includes the experiences and emotions that influence so many today.

The War Horse is a project that evaluates the effects of war BY those who have been directly affected by war. I am Proud to be a part of this project because I know the effects that war can leave on not only a military veteran, but also their family, friends, and even acquaintances.
Imagine what we can do once we can look at the ripples that create PTSD, depression, mental illnesses, and so many other “side effects” of war. I encourage you all to take a second and watch this video that further explains the War Horse. Please help us make a difference in the lives of millions by sharing, donating to the Kickstarter, and simply talking about the issues we are working to figure out.
Thank you Thomas Brennan for all your hard work and dedication in making this project become a reality. I am truly honored to be a part of the team.
And thank you to those who take a second to think about all the lives this could benefit.

Suicide can be prevented. #arzerosuicide #zerosuicide



Cracked, Not Broken Suicide Prevention Conference

Kevin Hines coined the perfect term, “Cracked, Not Broken,” to describe what many people the world over want known about living with a mental illness.
If we could all see one another’s cracks, would we be more understanding and accepting of each other?

The simple truth is, everyone has mental health and that mental health can fluctuate on any given day. Mental illness has been stigmatized for so long, because it was simply misunderstood. Our hope is to start the conversation and shine light onto what has been a dark topic.
Join us, the United Way of Garland County, the Arkansas Department of Health, and many more within our community on March 10 at the Frederick Dierks Building from 9-5pm at National Park College to be a part of a much needed discussion.
We are still accepting art submissions for our exhibition and contest. If you have any questions about the conference, please contact Susie Reece at (501) 249-9758 or reecesusie@ymail.com.

Photo Credit: Brad James, Owner Night Owl Productions