H.R.5059 - Clay Hunt SAV Act
H.R.5059 - The Clay Hunt SAV Act, or "Clay Hunt Suicide Prevention for American Veterans Act," which provides timely and appropriate care for PTS and psychological trauma (PsyT) therapies. Meaning, specifically, NOT over-medicating soldiers/veterans or making military personnel WAIT for months for care). This bill is named for Marine combat veteran, and humanitarian Clay Hunt, a gifted and purple-heart awarded hero who after his military service, founded Team Rubicon, a disaster relief powerhouse. Tragically, while actively seeking help from the Veterans Administration for YEARS, he lost the battle with PTSD. Learn more about him here. And see the "60 Minutes" broadcast about this hero's incredible accomplishments here.
Time-to-treatment is critical in eliminating PTSd-related suicide.
STOP and THINK.
Suicidal feelings are common for people with trauma: There is no shame, only courage in accepting help if you feel you cannot go on. If you destroy yourself, you will forever devastate your children, partner, parents, family, friends and community.
Don't do that to them. Don't be selfish. Reach out for help.
United Kingdom: http://www.samaritans.org
USA: http://www.suicidepreventionlifeline.org/ 1-800-273-TALK