Many of us who have served in the military were conditioned to be strong, to not be afraid, to suck it up and soldier on. Make no mistake, there are good things about being conditioned that way. Some of it helps us through good times and bad. However, there is no shame in getting help. There are people that love you and want to help you. We are here for you any time any place. To learn more about PTSD click here.
If you are a Veteran, or are a caregiver or family member of a Veteran, there are resources to help you deal with specific concerns:
If you feel that you or your Veteran is in crisis, contact the Veterans Crisis Line: 1-800-273-8255 and press “1.” You can also use the online chat, email, or texting service of the Veterans Crisis Line for immediate needs.
Call the 24/7 Veteran Combat Call Center 1-877-WAR-VETS (1-877-927-8387) to talk to another combat Veteran, or visit the Vet Center homepage to ask about local support groups.
The VA Caregiver Support Line provides services and support to family members who are taking care of a Veteran. Call 1-855-260-3274 or visit VA Caregiver Support.
Official Post from Eli Smith: I get asked this a lot and I have come across a few things that people have done that I think is great as well as a few things I have thought of. A lot of these things I am going to bring up to local communities as I continue on this trek. Most Veterans that are experie...
It's about that time! I head out to begin the next leg of the journey in just a few days! Over 7,900 miles to the next corner. It seems unimaginable. I am excited to meet all of you but most importantly to continue to raise awareness and help our Veterans! Thank you to those that have helped and are helping! There is still so much that need to get done on my end and I'm sure it will all come together with your help 🙂 If you would like to help out you can do so by clicking here: paypal.me/4cornershike Thank you! ... See MoreSee Less
Here are the cities and dates for the upcoming portion. Am I coming close to you? Tag any Veterans Organizations, friends, family, or Veteran businesses in the comments. I would love to meet them!
March 17th Launch from Las Vegas March 17th end in Indian Springs, NV March 18th Beatty, NV March 19th Goldfield, NV March 20th Tonopah, NV March 21st Mina, NV March 22nd Hawthorne, NV March 23rd Gardnerville, NV March 24th-27th Carson City, NV March 27th-30th Reno, NV March 30th Doyle, CA March 31st Susanville, CA April 1st North of Susanville, CA April 2nd Adin, CA April 3rd Tulelake, CA April 4th-6th Klamath Falls, OR April 6th Crater Lake National Park April 7th La Pine, OR April 8th-11th Bend, OR April 11th Sisters, OR April 12th Detroit, OR April 13th Stayton, OR April 14th-18th Salem, OR April 18th Tigard, OR April 19th-21nd Portland, OR April 22nd Longview, WA April 23nd Centralia, WA April 24rd Olympia, WA April 25th Tacoma, WA April 26th-28th Seattle, WA April 29 Snoqualmie, WA April 30th Easton, WA May 1st-2nd Ellensburg, WA May 3rd-6th Yakima, WA May 7th Sunnyside, WA May 8th Kennewick, WA May 9th Walla Walla, WA May 10th Tollgate, OR May 11th-13th La Grande, OR May 14th Baker City, OR May 15th Vale, OR May 16th Caldwell, ID May 17th-21st Boise, ID May 22nd King Hill, ID May 23rd-24th Twin Falls, ID May 25th Heyburn, ID May 26th American Falls, ID May 27th Blackfoot, ID May 28th-June 3rd Idaho Falls, ID June 4th Pocatello, ID June 5th Malad City, ID June 6th Bringham City, UT June 7th Layton, UT June 8th-13th Salt Lake City, UT
This is all that is planned out so far. After this is Colorado, Kansas, and beyond!