By Justin Seward
After covering the recent 22 Push ups Challenge for PTSD in Medicine Hat, it’s time for more creative approaches like this one to be made nationwide because it’s a positive step in the right direction in providing more education on suicide rates.
The challenge is to do 22 push ups for the first responders, veterans and Canadian Armed Forces who take their lives because of PTSD every day and pass it on to another town. These initiatives are beneficial because they bring out the power of positivity on a dark issue that a lot people are facing because of a traumatic event that’s changed their lives drastically.
Most of the people that attended the event were first responders but there were others who had people close to them have PTSD and care enough to find a solution to this growing problem that people don’t speak enough about. The challenge provides a sense of togetherness because you’re not only doing push ups but your effectively communicating to others that there is help on the horizon and talking is the best therapy. This is an educational tool for the world to hopefully catch on to and they then can become creative in assisting those that are suffering from PTSD.
Maybe if these initiatives are succesful then more will listen and as a result and there will be less lives lost. It’s a new way of shedding light on a serious problem. Step up and help out a fellow comrade.