My father, Willis Boyd Shearer, USMC, took his life at 41 years old. I was 8 years old. He was a Vietnam Era Veteran. He served in Okinawa. Veteran suicide has effected everyday of my life since 1982. In 2013 the number of Veteran Suicides averaged 22 a day. We have to come together and reduce this number drastically.
Halt 22 is aimed at providing crisis information, sharing ways to communicate with fellow Veterans, and saving lives. I am a U.S. Army, Combat Veteran of the Iraq war, and I want to be a part of stopping these needless deaths.
"Halt" is a command that service members are taught in Basic Training for the purpose of guard duty. To protect soldiers from the enemy, the Armed Forces uses Challenge and Passwords. The challenge and password is a time tested approach to differentiate friend from enemy. Hopelessness and thoughts of self-harm are the enemy. We must challenge it.
We must provide hope. One way you can provide hope is to let Veterans know that you appreciate their service and that they matter to you. Another way is to make efforts to share the message to the rest of the world. Veterans Matter #Be There
Halt 22 is effort by Jeremy Shearer and Casper Carry Safe LLC to provide hope to Veterans by showing them we care.
Speak out to Veterans. Thank them for their service. Spread the word? Veterans Matter #Be There
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