“Today is the day I choose to live……..“
IAM23 is a Veteran based initiative to ensure that individuals with PTSD have an outlet of support amongst their fellow veterans, and a unique place to share their stories of success and how they are successfully overcoming PTSD. IAM23 will partner with corporate and communities organizations to assist fellow Veterans in need, and to assist in finding solutions to this issue. With this support, IAM23 will provide a place for Veteran’s who are winning the battle on PTSD to share their success, and to help those in need from becoming yet another statistic.
If you need immediate assistance, please contact one of the agencies listed below:
It is estimated that almost 50% of service members know someone who has committed suicide. Statistics from 2014 show that:
Veterans accounted for 18% of all deaths from suicide among U.S. adults, while Veterans constituted 8.5% of the US population.
In 2010, Veterans accounted for 22% of all deaths from suicide and 9.7% of the population.
After adjusting for differences in age, risk for suicide was 18% higher among male Veterans when compared to U.S. civilian adult males. (2014)
After adjusting for differences in age, risk for suicide was 2.4 times higher among female Veterans when compared to U.S. civilian adult females. (2014)