Veterans office works to increase Suicide Awareness
Date: Fri, September 18, 2015 12:00 AM
GC Veterans Services Office works to increase Suicide Awareness
GC Veterans Services Office held a Suicide Awareness event on to raise attention and support for military veteran suicides. The activities gave students and the community a platform to discuss this important issue.
The Student Veterans Association and Veterans Services Office staff set up a grid of 154 United States flags in front of the bridge to be on display for 24 hours. The flags represented how many veterans take their own life in seven days – an average of 22 per day.
Veterans Services Director Gary Starr brought several representatives on campus to provide information to students and the community, as well as vintage military vehicles and a fundraiser for traumatic brain injury. The day-long event included two static displays of vintage military vehicles, and the sale of black dog tags in support of "Carrick Brain Centers" and the work the treatment they provide to veterans with traumatic brain injury (TBI). Community partners and representatives with resource information were also available.”
Representatives from the Wounded Warrior Project- Peer Mentor program, Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW), Military Veteran Peer Network, GC Veteran Services Office, Texas Veterans Leadership Program, GC Student Veterans Association, and the Military Vehicle Preservation Association with two static displays of vintage military vehicles attended.
# # #