Chicago, IL, September 7, 2023
Sharon Watson, Easterseals
Easterseals supports Warrior Call’s efforts to establish a “National Warrior Call Day” on November 12, 2023, and urges Members of Congress to pass a resolution designating the day. “National Warrior Call Day” asks Americans to make a call to a veteran or service member and connect them with support if they need it, because isolation often leads to suicidal thoughts.
Kendra Davenport, President and CEO of Easterseals, said: “On behalf of the Easterseals National Office and our 70 Affiliates and 32,000 employees across the country, I’m proud to support ‘National Warrior Call Day,’ a grassroots national day of action to address the alarming suicide rate affecting service members, military families, and veterans. Every day, Easterseals engages local organizations and communities to connect veterans and military families with what they need for meaningful employment, education, and overall wellness. We see a growing need for mental health services and therapy among active duty, veterans, and military families. ‘National Warrior Call Day’ is an ideal way for everyone to get involved – reach out to a veteran or service member on November 12th and connect them with support if they need it. You can save a life.”
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