A few weeks back, I had the chance to visit the Team #22KILL website and to participate in this now social media awareness challenge to bring about awareness not only to myself but to others that a shocking number of soldiers and veterans die every day as a result of suicide.
Marked by the hashtag “#22Kill” , “#22KillPushUpChallenge,” or “#22pushups”, people are responding with 22 push-ups for a cause.
As stated on the site the goal is to “Help us reach our goal to get 22 Million pushups – To honor those who serve and to raise awareness for veteran suicide prevention through education and empowerment.”
So my journey began via my YouTube channel
Starting From Day 1 to Day 22
Suicide Prevention, whether it be for vet’s or the everyday person is a serious cause that needs your support.
If You Need help? For Yourself or a Loved one.
Call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at: 1 (800) 273-8255
You will find supportive individuals willing to offer you the tools you need.
If you want to join the challenge – or challenge a friend – make sure that you include the hashtag “#22Kill” and that your post is made “public” so that 22Kill can keep their count accurate. You can also become a veteran advocate yourself by volunteering through the 22Kill organization website.