WHY YOUR DONATION WILL MAKE A DIFFERENCE
Call to Action! STOP VETERAN AND FIRST RESPONDER SUICIDE NOW!
Our home town of Kansas City recently lost a police officer to suicide. Our hearts wept when we heard the news. One more family must suffer the unending loss of a dad, husband, son, brother, co-worker, as well as someone who kept our city safe. I know firsthand how the family is feeling. I almost lost my husband to suicide a year ago. In fact, when I got to the scene, I thought he was dead. You see, this touches my heart for several reasons. I was a police officer for fourteen years.
Did you know that police officer suicides are at a rate that is higher than their line of duty deaths? Thirty one officers have already taken their own lives since the first of the year. Our veterans are taking their lives at a rate of twenty a day. Can you imagine being one of those mothers or fathers, sons or daughters, husbands or wives that wake up each day without their loved one?
Our communities are in a crisis and it is time to act now to prevent these senseless deaths. No more being reactive! It is time to be proactive! You can make a difference in the lives of your community today by giving a donation that will provide the education needed to identify the common signs of suicidal behavior, the warning signs of suicide, and how to get help for someone in a crisis. That education is called QPR Gatekeeper Training which is a proven program to prevent suicide.
Caregivers on the Homefront will start teaching these classes in May. We believe that our caregivers and anyone who lives, works plays, goes to school and church with veterans and first responders will benefit from this training. There is no reason for anyone to lose a loved one to suicide.
BE A HERO FOR OUR HEROES AND DONATE TODAY TO THIS LIFE-SAVING PROGRAM! WE HAVE COMMUNITIES TO TRAIN, INCLUDING YOU!
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