22 Too Many®
"Their pictures on our backs - Their names in our hearts”
A recent report released by the Department of Veteran Affairs (VA) states that every day approximately 20 current and former military service members take their own lives.
There are a number of reasons for this startling statistic, among them: post-traumatic stress (PTS), the effects of traumatic brain injury (TBI), challenges of adjustment and transition after returning home from a deployment, and the negative stigma in the military community around seeking help.
The military service members are not the only ones suffering. The families are left suffering from complicated grief long after the loss of a loved one.
22 Too Many is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization that cares deeply and passionately about our nations military community. Through various events, we seek to serve as a living memorial, reduce the stigma by increasing public knowledge and awareness of PTS, share helpful resources, and provide support and comfort to the grieving families left behind.