Reducing the suicide rate of the United States Armed Forces
It’s time to take accountability. First request is to change the name from the DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS TO: WARFIGHTERS REINTEGRATION & RECOVERY HEADQUARTERS! Warfighters Reintegration & Recovery (R&R) is an organization led by a warfighter and his entire family to inspire warfighters with fortitude to change the intellectual thoughts, society, and atmosphere of decades of misrepresentation that service members experience. There have been decades of failures as we lose over eight thousand a year which calculates twenty-five a day from suicide deaths. Our approach is a different angle to flank this serious problem. Humanity must take this epidemic seriously and make it a priority.
Unfortunately, organizations decide to call our warfighters wounded, disabled, and homeless that have led the public to believe or perceive we are damaged commodities. How much longer will society focus on the negative perceptions associated with the extreme conditions of serving the nation? Warfighters R&R is an indefinite membership with comprehensive treatment starting with a mental health assessment by certified, board approved professions to provide accurate long term care. We are teaming up with OXYHEALTH.COM providing DECADES of experience with combat sports pro-level healthcare. Our founder is in the process researching Dietary Science with the University of Miami to create a modern application that includes, Sport Psychological Counsel, Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy, and Corrective Athletic Adjustments world-wide.
The warfighter and their entire family may have overwhelming problems which may cause to see no options, difficulties to find solutions, and may seem hopeless. Our one on one counseling will laser down the critical needs of the warfighter and their family who face daily challenges. Warfighters R&R seeks to bring a sense of realization and balance by providing one hundred percent paid leisure activities to those with everyday stress of a warfighter. These serious issues sometimes develop and turn into thoughts of suicide.
Mental health treatment for the warfighter must be guided as a personalized treatment away from the military installation for a proper diagnosis; we provide the best psychologist during their decompression in a tailored environment discussed with the warfighter and plan coordinator during that segment. We have a team of professionally trained staff at the agreed destination with all financial obligations completely covered by Warfighters R&R. The preeminent platform to treat any other conditions such as substance abuse and addiction must be discovered, which can undermine recovery.
The Armed Forces of the United States of America should be valued by all Americans to learn about how these exceptional individuals, who are less than one percent of the American population. Our family foundation is passionate to act led by Rafael A. Ortiz, a twenty-two-year veteran of the United States Army proudly served with the 82nd Airborne Division and the 173rd Sky Soldiers. The founder has always displayed a warrior spirit; never wavered showing courage and selfless service throughout almost five years of operational deployments in Iraq and Afghanistan. The same performance, inspirational leadership, and steadfast devotion will have similar success to intervene with our warfighter’s. The Department of Defense and Veteran Affairs must change the enculturation of thinking and must stop the exploitation of service members and allowing them to tell their story with the mentorship from Warfighters R&R.
The Department of Defense and Veterans affairs have access to every warfighter who served in the military, therefore this memorandum is a request to direct a Commander’s policy mandating warfighter’s to register at www.warfightersrnr.org to connect with astounding assistance and an opportunity to share their story with the community under proper guidance as the healing improves their readiness. The divorce rate, domestic violence, and struggling dependents are all provoked by the lack of mental healthcare. The stigma given to service members reaching out for mental health, at times cause a career ender within their chain of command. We established a representative in every branch with a craving to go above and beyond the call of duty in becoming an Warfighter In Need (WIN) advocate who are all volunteers pulling our heroes out of dark foxholes every day!
Our request is to review all supporting documents, our progress at facebook.com/WarfightersRandR, Instagram/Twitter @warfightersrnr and encourage all to join this free indefinite membership. Warfighters R&R will employ thousands of warfighters’ to use their skill, experience, and leadership they once enforced leaving no one behind. Once the warfighter receives an adequate evaluation, he/she will take on the world and feel the same purpose as when they joined the military to support and defend the Constitution of the United States.
Rafael A. Ortiz
MSG (retired), USA
Warfighters R&R, Inc