Every day, 22 veterans in America commit suicide.
This astonishing number is what SIMED Lady Lake Division Manager and US Army Retired CPL/Combat Medic Jeremy Caldwell (seen right during his Iraqi deployment and most recently with his daughter at an Orlando City soccer game) is hoping to change. “The number 22 is a number we want everyone to remember. We want to bring awareness to the thousands of current and former servicemen and women who have stories similar to mine.”
During a tour of duty in 2006, Jeremy says that things "got too dark" and he attempted to take his own life. Fortunately he was unsuccessful. Jeremy is now using his life lesson to help others who may be struggling. He shares his travels down the road to recovery to help aide other veterans by advocating for them and letting them know they don’t have to face it alone.
Jeremy’s story will be televised nationally as part of the NFL Today on CBS Pregame Show before the Cowboys vs. Panthers game on Thanksgiving Day. To hear more about Jeremy and for more information, check your local listings. Be sure to tune in to learn how you can help support veterans in your community.
If you are or know a veteran who needs help, please call 1-800-273-8255 and Press 1 or send a text message to 838255 to receive confidential support 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.