North Brunswick County Chamber of Commerce – suicide awareness presentation - August 2023.


John E. Jacobs American Legion Post 68, Leland - "Leave No Veteran Behind"

Leland, NC

Reaching Out to the Community:
While even one death is too many, our veterans continue to die from suicide at significantly higher rates than the civilian population. Yet there is hope that we as a country can finally marshal our collective resources to diminish what has seemed like an intractable crisis. The answers lie, in part, in nonprofit and civic organizations understanding what works, and in realizing that they can’t do it alone.

September is Suicide Awareness Month:
Communities benefit when local organizations have a clearer understanding of their roles, strengths and opportunities to partner in suicide awareness. Leaders and stakeholders will be better able to assess the full range of coverage in their geographic areas, prioritize resources, and ensure that every American neighborhood is a safe landing zone for our servicemembers, veterans and their families.

The tragedy of veteran suicide cannot go unabated:
The John E. Jacobs American Legion of Leland does and will continue to spread the word to our community and service organizations about veterans suicide and ask to support in serving those who fought for us and suffer from mental injuries.

John Hacker
American Legion
Veteran Suicide Awareness Project Leader
John E. Jacobs American Legion Post 68
Leland, N.C.

"Leave No Veteran Behind"

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