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The American Legion Department of Maine is announcing training dates for the BE THE ONE initiative, a campaign aimed at reducing the rate of veteran suicide. The American Legion is leading a nationwide effort — “Be the One”— to eliminate the stigma related to mental health treatment, and in turn, lower...

American Legion Be the One Campaign

Today, the #1 issue facing those who served is veteran suicide. According to the National Veteran Suicide Prevention Annual Report. 17 veterans still die by suicide each day, or more than 6,000 each year. The rate of suicide for veterans is more than 50% higher than that of non-veteran adults.

The American Legion is activating a national platform to end veteran suicide. - The
Be the One campaign will: Destigmatize asking for mental health support, creating opportunities for those with mental health issues to speak freely and get the support they need; Provide peer-to-peer support and resources in local communities; Deploy FDA-approved therapeutics for veterans to identify issues and find resources for support.  
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Daniel J. Seehafer was elected National Commander of The American Legion at the 104th National Convention at the Charlotte Convention Center in Charlotte, N.C., on Thursday, August 31.  He is continuing the theme of “Be the One,” to prevent veteran suicide.  To learn more about Daniel J. Seehafer, click here or visit .  

About National Commander Seehafer's Pin Incentive  Program and Form   
About National Commander Seehafer's Honor Ribbon Program and Form   
About National Commander Seehafer's 103 Percent Membership Pin Incentive Program and Form


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