何百マイルも歩く海軍の退役軍人, ベテランのメンタルヘルスへの意識向上

彼らは、パナマ シティー ビーチのコンサベーション パークの小道を歩く、靴下と靴を脱いでいる 2 人の男性を見ています。, フロリダ.

“歩いてた 22 マイル,” バルジャーはフォックスニュースに語った, 誇らしげに彼の足の汚れと擦り傷を示しています.

But it’s not just 22 マイル. It’s been 22 miles a day, every day, for the 22 days leading up to Memorial Day.

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The number “22” comes from a Department of Veterans Affairs report from nine years ago that estimated that 22 American veterans commit suicide every day. (The latest report drops that number to about 17).

Twenty-two miles a day for 22 days comes out to nearly 500 miles of walking for Bulger and Moore, who are hoping to raise awareness about the mental health challenges faced veterans, particularly those who served in combat.

For Bulger, who served in the Navy aboard the USS New York, it’s personal. He’s seen the psychological toll of military service firsthand.

David Bulger (pictured) wearing his U.S. Navy uniform (Photo courtesy of David Bulger).

David Bulger (pictured) wearing his U.S. Navy uniform (Photo courtesy of David Bulger).

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