Now, from Global News comes this:
Campaign urges soldiers to connect to fight mental illness stigma, suicide
Campaign urges soldiers to connect to fight mental illness stigma, suicideBy Irene Ogrodnik Global NewsJanuary 14, 2014
TORONTO – A social media campaign is encouraging soldiers to come together and act as a support system for fellow comrades who “have slipped or are slipping through the cracks.”
“Whether it’s through the phone, email, text message or a personal visit, you simply talk to the men and women you’ve served with in the past,” said the campaign’s co-founder Sergeant Brian Harding, a reservist with Ottawa’s Cameron Highlanders.
With over 9,000 members on Facebook , the “send up the count” campaign encourages soldiers to connect with those they served with and share their personal stories on the campaign Facebook page and on Twitter @Sendupthecount....