Frequently in the Veteran community we hear about another 22 Challenge. Whether it is 22 pushups, or 22 sit-ups for 22 days it’s done to draw attention to the 22 Veterans daily dying by suicide.
As the Challenge runs over those 22 days the Veteran suicide clock you see to the left continues to run, ticktock, ticktock,….. Every 48 minutes another Veteran will die by suicide. As you see we use the number of 30 Veterans dying daily by suicide for the reasons explained to the left.
After the group finishes the Challenge on the 22nd day, what happens on day 23? The people involved believe that by completing the Challenge they are bringing Awareness to America about the Veteran suicide epidemic. They make people Aware of the Veteran suicide epidemic, and if there is a Veteran in crisis they intervene to stop that suicide. We must Stop The Clock!
What happens on Day 23?
Around the world, the brain injuries suffered from a traumatic brain injury (TBI) are being healed. The treatment protocol currently used in the US is the use of medication and psychotropic drugs to MASK the symptoms, which causes the suicide clock to continue. #StopTheClock
Team Veteran Foundation’s (TVF) mission is to open and prototype a Wellness Clinic that focuses on Integrated Medicine therapies for Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) and Post Traumatic Stress (PTS). These clinics will be open 7 days a week including holidays, with Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT), as the cornerstone therapy. Psychotherapy, meditation, yoga, acupuncture, chiropractic, equine therapy, service animals, guide dogs, and aromatherapy, will also be offered. The VA will not pay for most of these alternative treatments because they are outside their agenda.
Hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT) is breathing 100% medical grade (MG) oxygen under increased atmospheric pressure while in either a single user (monoplace) or a multiple person (multiplace) chamber. These chambers are used in the SCUBA diving industry for decompressing after a deep dive or when a diver has decompression sickness (bends). Atmosphere Absolute (ATA in HBOT) refers to a gauge pressure that is true regardless of location. To learn more about HBOT
With your help we can #StopTheClock of the Veteran suicide epidemic!