THE AMERICAN HEROES RESOURCE CENTER
A ONE-STOP SHOP FACILITY WHICH SERVES THE NEEDS OF OUR AMERICAN HEROES AND THEIR FAMILIES
THE AMERICAN HEROES RESOURCE CENTER WILL HOST RELATED SERVICES FOR ALL VETERANS, TROOPS, AND THEIR FAMILIES AS WELL AS CIVILIAN CONTRACTORS AND ALL FIRST RESPONDERS: LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS (LEOS), FIREFIGHTERS, AMBULANCE/PARAMEDICS AND THEIR FAMILIES
(Weights/Cardo Equipment –Physical
Training/Crossfit classes will be available)
WE ARE INVITING YOU TO STAND WITH US IN HELPING VETERANS FIGHT FOR THEIR FUTURE
22 VETERANS, ACTIVE DUTY AND RESERVE
MEMBERS TAKE THEIR LIFE EVERY DAY,
American Military Family's mission is to stop Veteran/
First Responder suicide through intrusive intervention from trained peers during times of crisis, as well as deepening prevention, by providing wrap-around services that combat the seven key suicide triggers for veterans and first responders. American Military Family (AMF) was founded by Debbie Quackenbush McElhinney in January to prevent Operation Iraqi Freedom/Operation Enduring Freedom (OIF/OEF) war veterans from experiencing the indifference and scorn suffered by Vietnam veterans. AMF provides military families with emotional, physical, mental, and/or financial assistance for their missing, suicidal, displaced or struggling hero.
Every 65 minutes a veteran commits suicide. Suicide is never the solution, but the traumas of war have left devastating side effects. The invisible and physical wounds from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBI) are debilitating. When combined with a litany of side effects from service to country, such as severe depression, suicidal ideation, sleep apnea, night terrors, relationship issues, self-medication, seclusion, legal and/or financial issues and hopelessness, it should serve as no surprise that the statistical data for number of suicides in the military and first responder community remains at an all-time high. For the past 15 years, American Military Family (AMF) has been answering the call by providing a reprieve from their many stresses as we address their physical, mental and emotional wounds, thereby providing them with the necessary services and resources they urgently need.
The AMFGY6 program is a "cutting edge" approach to the prevention of veteran suicide by implementing intrusive intervention for veterans in crisis as well as providing wrap around services. Upon receipt of the urgent call or notification about a missing and/or suicidal veteran, our team immediately puts "Boots on the Ground" with our Quick Reaction Force (QRF) team of Suicide Prevention Certified Combat veterans in order to locate the person in a very timely fashion. We assess their current situation and attempt to locate the missing veteran by telephone or actual physical search. Once we have made physical contact with the wounded warrior, we run a full assessment of their emotional, physical, financial and/or invisible wounds in an effort to determine how we can best serve their needs.