You were not alone then, you are not alone now. There are 20 million vets who would give their lives for you. PLEASE, don't take yours.

After a traumatic experience, it's normal to feel frightened, sad, anxious, and disconnected. But if the upset doesn't fade and you feel stuck with a constant sense of danger and painful memories, you may be suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). It can seem like you'll never get over what happened or feel normal again.
This is why we have created the "buddy-buddy" program.  Veterans like you, that have shared a similar experience or trauma in one of our nations many conflicts, are available to talk with you openly and privately and help you deal with issues associated with your experience.
If you are struggling, if you are in pain, if you just need to talk, please call.

Veterans Affairs 
         Veterans Crisis Hotline: "988", then press "1"
          Veterans CHAT: 
          Veterans TEXT:  838255
In addition to crisis matters, VA Vet Centers can help you and your family with many issues.  The nearest Vet Center to VFW Post 4795 is located in the Oak Park Mall in White Oak, PA.  They also offer virtual services and you may call them 24/7 at 877 -WAR-VETS (800-927-8387).
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The Pennsylvania National Guard Family Programs also offers 24/7 assistance by calling 844-604-5354 or you may find them on  Their regional contact for Somerset, Cambria and Indiana Counties is Rebecca Leidy.  She may be reached at or 717-769-9678.
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