The Currahee Project was founded by a Fleet Marine Force Corpsman who lost 6 of his Brother Marines to suicide, 4 in one year alone. This Veteran Suicide Epidemic was largely going under or un-reported as well, and remains that way.
70% of ALL Veteran Suicides are not even VA patients, this is The Department of Veterans Affairs’ own statistic. It has become very clear that the only way to stop this epidemic is through grassroots efforts. By reaching out to Warriors in distress and letting them know that “it’s okay to not be okay”. Beyond this, we’ve reminded folks to reach out to the Warriors in their lives and check in on them.
Stand With Us
Matthew “Doc” Perry describes his close friendship
with fellow marine, Ty Clancy
Ty Clancy was a marine who took his life in April 2018 orphaning his little girl. “Doc” Perry describes the very moment he received the devastating news, holding back tears, he tells his story and shares his guilt, anger, and frustration – this being one of the many reasons for the existence of the Currahee Project.
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