Help Our Heroes Fight The Battles They Can No Longer Fight Alone
Here at the Ruyts Foundation of Veteran Suicide Prevention, our mission is to bring awareness to veteran suicide and help stop it from even taking place.
We must stand together and put an end to veteran suicide. While one person may not make a difference, we believe those that band together can and will! Suicide needs to become a thing of the past! Let’s help our heroes fight the battles they can no longer fight alone!
2019 US total deaths by suicide
Average deaths by suicide per day
2019 Veteran deaths by suicide
Average veteran deaths by suicide per day
Veteran Support Services
We need your help! Become a Volunteer.
4th Annual Christmas 4 Vets, Soldiers, & Families
When: December 18th, 2022, 1pm – 6pm
Where: New Hope United Methodist Church, Fredericksburg VA 22405
Annual Race to End Vet Suicide & Freedom Fest
When: October 21st, 2023
Where: To be announced
In-Person registration fee includes meal ticket, t-shirt, swag bag, finisher medal, and other goodies.
Interested in sponsoring an upcoming event or helping a veteran with mental health services?
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From the Blog
This article is a sad but good read in explaining why we should not say someone “committed suicide” we should say “they died by suicide”. I challenge you all to take the words committed suicide out of your vocabulary after reading this and replace them with died by...