On average eighteen (18) veterans a day commit suicide. This is the testament of but one of them for an all too common reason
“The following is the final statement of Thomas Ball as posted in the Keene Sentinel on June 16, 2011. The 15-page statement is printed in full, except for two redacted items: The names of the man’s mother and his three children” – Dr. Charles Corry – Equal Justice Foundation – http://www.ejfi.org/DV/dv-44.htm#desperate
“…………we should remember the horror and the sacrifice of retired Army Sergeant Tom Ball made after battling with family court for ten years.
We hear that now one soldier or Marine a day is committing suicide, and an average of 18 veterans a day kill themselves.
What we aren’t told is how many of these men have had their children and families destroyed in today’s grossly dysfunctional courts. When you take a man’s children, his home, and everything he has lived and worked for you leave him very little reason to live.
And as Sgt. Ball notes in his last statement an estimated 72 million men, women, and children have ended up homeless at some point in their lives as the result of domestic violence laws. But one is never told of the damage these laws do.
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Nathan M. Bickel