That’s the approximate cost of diapers for a baby’s first two years of life. When you’re transitioning from military to civilian life, it can be a insurmountable expense, especially if you’re struggling to find a job. Jake’s Diapers, Inc., in partnership with the Center for Suicide Awareness, sends cloth diapers to families who are struggling to make ends meet. Learn more.
This is the number of sexual assaults reported by military service members in 2016 alone. Shelley is a former U.S. Army officer who was assaulted on duty in Iraq. “One night I was leaving a guest house, and I was assaulted. And I just got up and walked away from it like nothing ever happened. And I began to notice there was something wrong with me,” she said. Shelley was able to process the trauma in part through telling her story to 3 Generations, a nonprofit that gives voice to veterans’ experiences through film. Learn more.
It’s a sickening figure—roughly 20 veterans commit suicide every day, according to a study released last year. The stigma of mental illness often prevents vets from seeking help, so the International Medical Crisis Response Alliance launched an online therapy program that’s easy for vets to access. Learn more.
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