RESURRECTING LIVES
Foundation

Advocating for Veterans with Traumatic Brain Injury

In 2020, Artist and songwriter Timothy Baechle wrote and composed the song Brainstorms, to encapsulate the turbulent journey of veterans experiencing a traumatic brain injury. The song transcends veterans and resonates with anyone who has battled and triumphed over personal demons and the tragedies that life deals us. Citizen patriot, Sergio Ciccone graciously took the song and set it to scenes of a soldier’s life. This holiday season, we hope you remember the sacrifice of our veterans and the brainstorms that they may encounter daily – and make 2022 the year that we take action and bring the Morning Light to their lives.

We’ve heard it. We’ve said it. We’ve shared it on our social media, and we’ve done the 22 days of 22 pushups. None of this will ever be sufficient in the war on veteran suicide. As a matter of fact, 22 a day is merely a number that bares little truth when you consider “accidental” overdoses and vehicular accidents. The sad truth is that this number is low. Prevention starts with availability and a helpful behavioral health specialist.

As you may be aware; veteran crisis calls have more than doubled since the beginning of the covid era, and veterans 18-34 are currently dying by suicide at a rate of 1.65% higher than any other veteran demographic.

The latest VA statistics show that veterans have a 52.3% chance of dying by suicide compared to non-veterans. Pew Charitable Trusts just completed a study of thirty-seven call centers across twenty-seven states, and their findings are as such: The response rate is 16%. More than half of the responders do not report or properly annotate the calls. There is no guarantee that the responder has crisis intervention training, or an ability to identify and assist in crisis care. There is no national standard for reporting crisis and managing it once the responder takes the call.

This article lit a fire under our squad. It is concerning to the team at Resurrecting Lives Foundation (RLF), as the founder, Doctor Chrisanne Gordon has personally gained a 200% increase in crisis calls from veterans who have found her phone number on the internet, after failing to find appropriate assistance in their state. RLF was granted a small amount of money to assist in fixing this crisis issue, and we will need legislative help to create an appropriate national standard.

We’ve written a proposal to a long list of lawmakers from over six different states. Our request is to put into place this national standard, and to no longer allow the unacceptable status quo of leaving our veterans on hold.  We can share suicide prevention posts socially until our thumbs fall off, but it’s going to take a true call to action. It’s time to get into the trenches and get our call centers hands on, not hands free.

Our Mission

 

To coordinate & advocate for the successful transition to a post-military career & life for veterans with TBI

 

Give now to our final campaign of 2020 by texting “VETS2020” to 44-321 

We Envision


A near future when veterans with TBI are properly diagnosed & supported throughout their successful transition following the military.


“Through the meditation training program funded by RLF, I became human again, came back from the dead; I was resurrected. I am a better teacher, a better father, a better husband.”
Corey O’Brien US Army & Ohio National Guard Veteran

Resurrect a Hero – Strengthen a Nation

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