22 Pushups: Day 13

Tuesday, July 05, 2016

The 13th day of my 22 day, 22 pushup challenge was held at the Concord Veterans Center, an extraordinary resource for counseling and mental health services for active soldiers and retired veterans. We hear from Executive Director Jeffery Jewell about how his professional staff handles thoughts of suicide with care and support.  Retired Major General and current Concord City Councilmember Dan Helix led the push-up count 'military style'. We had a great group of veterans join in with the encouragement of Concord City Councilmember Tim Grayson.  We need to bring this issue of veteran suicide out from the shadows so Director Jewell and his team can get current and retired soldiers comfort and help.