Certified Instructors for HeartSaver First Aid
BLS, ACLS, and PALS for healthcare providers.
Many veterans check on their "battle buddies" as a daily routine because of the severe circumstances they know each other face and often need help to overcome.
Others, less aware of the extreme circumstance a friend or relative or acquaintence be experiencing, often get an opportunity to intervene, but don't even realize it until after a breakdown, or suicide attempt points it out.
We would like to stress how important it is to reach out to your friends and loved ones, especially in the Thanksgiving and Christmas seasons, but also any other time they cross your mind. If you see or hear something that makes you uneasy, there is usually a reason for it. Call for help. Get them the help they need. Let them know it is okay to need help from time to time, we all do.
If you are the one needing help, don't be afraid to call for it. Sometimes a simple discussion with someone that has similar life experiences is all it takes to get better. Other times you might need a physician to get involved for medications that alter your moods. You aren't alone and you don't have to go through this alone. Olney EMS is ready to help you get the level of help you need.
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline - 1-800-273-8255
or Text 838255
or Text 741741
9-1-1 is there if you don't know who to call, we can help.