‘Stand the Watch’ ceremony in Biloxi for Veteran Suicide Awareness Month


www.wxxv25.com – Janae Jordan – 2022-09-22 14:24:21

September is Veteran Suicide Awareness Month and to honor those lost to suicide and bring awareness, a Stand the Watch ceremony is taking place at the .

A draped coffin is on display along with 22 boots to represent the 22 veterans who commit suicide everyday according to statistics.

Military and veteran suicide rates are high due to reasons such as PTSD, financial strain, and survivor’s guilt.

Many veterans don’t show any signs of an urge to harm themselves before doing so, but some many show signs of depression, anxiety, low…

Source link