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www.veteranscrisisline.net

You may be having thoughts of hurting yourself (or someone else).

If these thoughts have developed into a plan any you know how you will go about this, you need to seek immediate help. If you are about to take steps that put these thoughts into action right now, then call this number on your phone – or text this 6-digit number – right now. If you aren’t sure, click on the link to learn the danger signs.

If you are thinking about it, and don’t know what to do next, there is something you need to know, and remember. There is someone that loves and cares about you, and they don’t want you to take actions that can’t be reversed. That person may be a friend, a close friend, a loved one, a family member you haven’t seen in a long while.

They would say to you, don’t do it.

Don’t do it. (Video) 

You also need to know about the one who loves you the most, and would also say ‘don’t do it’.

Don’t do it, because he has a plan and a purpose for your life that you can’t even imagine right now. He loves you so much that he has already given his life for you, for the express purpose of saving your life. The men and women who are listed below are combat veterans who have been on the path you are traveling.

They are NOT associated with the Veteran’s Affairs (VA) system that you may have already tried.  Some of these people have tried the VA also and found a better way. They are ready willing and able to show you a better way.
Call them – based on branch of service, campaigns, conflicts, geographic location – however you are led, but CALL THEM.

Here is a list of combat veterans from various campaigns who are trained when you need to talk things through or get a new perspective. They are not psychiatrist or psychologist, but they are willing to give you a sounding-board, and maybe help you over ‘mountain that’s too tall’ or ‘a river that’s too wide’. Be prepared for some straight talk, with words of encouragement.

Post Traumatic Stress Disorder Points of Contact:

Arizona

Ascherin, Brian
520-468-1026
Green Valley, AZ
Email

Colorado

Peña, Hernando
719-231-4263
Colorado Springs, CO


Rader, Mark
719-963-1830
719-867-2675
Colorado Springs, CO
Email

Florida

Ball, Robbie
850-712-0276
Cantonment, FL
Email


Klumpp, Fritz
904-432-7837
Fernandina Beach, FL
Email


Nigolian, Dan
850-712-9386
Pensacola, FL
Email

Kansas

Anderson, Scott
316-217-2086
Hays, KS
Email


Stiansen, Tim
402-926-6509
Leavenworth, KS
Email

Illinois

Kruse, Al
309-781-1358
Rock Island, IL
Email

Indiana

Korkow, Adam
402-880-9881
Bloomington, IN
Email


Minnix, Loren
317-883-9331
Greenwood, IN
Email

Iowa

Quinlan, Sean
515-689-8893
Waukee, IA
Email

Maryland

Bishop, John
703-283-4661
Annapolis, MD
Email

Massachusetts

Wainonpaa, John
402-301-3909
402-835-0147
Centerville, MA
Email

Missouri

Burch, Romme
636-385-4839
Lake St Louis, MO
Email

Nebraska

Korkow, Ken
402-677-7082
Omaha, NE
Email


Wegrzyn, Dave
402-210-7559
Omaha, NE
Email

North Carolina

Jayne, Bill
910-465-1177
Willmington, NC
Email


Holcomb, Jeff
850-428-0553
Jacksonville, NC
Email

South Dakota

Earl, Martin
605-870-0012
Sturgis, SD
Email


Owen, Jodi
605-280-6175
Ft. Pierre, SD
Email

Texas

Ayres, Chris
832-387-7233
League City, TX
Email


Bluthardt, Pat
785-554-5678
Lake Dallas, TX
Email