COVID-19 has taken an incredible toll on the mental health of everyone.
A CDC survey in June of more than 5,000 Americans showed more than 40% had experienced a mental or behavioral health condition related to coronavirus, 25.5% experienced symptoms of anxiety disorder and 24.3% of depression — 10.7% had considered suicide.
Third-generation marine and wounded warrior Jacob Schick has long campaigned for more awareness about mental health and suicide rates among veterans, with his 22Kill organization named after the fact that 22 vets die by suicide every day.
The message is even more important during this time of heightened pressure on mental health and Schick is rebranding 22Kill as One Tribe Foundation, expanding its remit from veterans to first responders, frontline healthcare workers and their families.
Suicides in frontline healthcare workers have increased and Schick believes the only way to battle it is to change the way we think about feelings of hopelessness.