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Calvary Steel Ministries provides the funding for veterans seeking immediate assistance in dealing with PTSD, Military Sexual Trauma and other emotional distress. Through our collaboration with local substance abuse rehabilitation centers, intensive trauma therapy from mental health professionals (b... Read More

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Calvary Steel Ministries provides the funding for veterans seeking immediate assistance in dealing with PTSD, Military Sexual Trauma and other emotional distress. Through our collaboration with local substance abuse rehabilitation centers, intensive trauma therapy from mental health professionals (both talk and equine therapy), and temporary housing, veterans receive treatment for up to six months. All this in an effort to get them the help they deserve and prevent suicide.

The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs published the most recent suicide data available in June 2018.

  • In 2015, veterans comprised 8.3% of the U.S. adult population and 14.3% of all deaths by suicide among U.S. adults. This is a decrease from 2010 when veterans represented 9.6% of the U.S. adult population and 16.5% of all deaths by suicide.
  • After adjusting for age differences, the rate of suicide in 2015 was 2.1 times higher among veterans versus non-veteran adults, with a higher comparative rate in females.
  • In 2015, veteran suicide deaths involving firearms remained unchanged from 2014 at 67.0%.
  • Veterans ages 55 and older accounted for 58.1% of all veteran suicide deaths in 2015, although they had the lowest suicide rate by age group.
  • In 2015, an average of 20.6 active-duty Service members, non-activated Guard or Reserve members, and other veterans died by suicide each day, including 6.1 who recently used Veteran Health Administration Services.

A study published in the July 2018 issue of Psychiatry Research uncovered important insights on PTSD and other contributing suicide factors in veterans. The study evaluated 746 veterans at two U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs sites in the San Francisco Bay Area. While more than 50% of the veterans served in Vietnam, the study included those who served during World War II, the Korean War, the Gulf War, the Iraq War and the War in Afghanistan.

  • Regardless of when they served, 50% of veterans with co-occurring PTSD and depression said in the previous two weeks they would be better off dead or hurting themselves.
  • Suicidal and self-harm ideation occurred in 34% of veterans with depression alone, 11% with PTSD alone and only 2% with neither disorder.
  • In those with PTSD and depression, anger, hostility, anxiety, alcohol use, optimism, and social support did not contribute to the increased risk of suicidal ideation.
  • The link between PTSD and depression is undetermined. PTSD could lead to depression which in turn could result in suicidal thoughts or depression may increase the risk of developing PTSD.

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Gary Buckaloo, on behalf of

Calvary Steel Ministries

PTSD is killing our nation's heroes (http://veteransandptsd.com/PTSD-statistics.html). They are tired of dealing with the VA, don't know how to get help, or simply can't afford to pay for the necessary treatment. Your donated dollars go to fund that treatment for our veterans at no cost to them

Gary Buckaloo

Gary Buckaloo, is the Founder and Senior Pastor of the Church of the Good Soldier and FounderExecutive Director of Calvary Steel Ministries and a retired Navy Veteran. He graduated from Regent University with a BA in Biblical and Theological Studies and is enrolled in the Masters in Chaplaincy at Grace School of Theology. Gary founded Calvary Steel Ministries in 2015 which provides the GRACE Scholarship program, funding mental health treatment for Veterans with services from The Refuge Trauma Treatment Cent

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