Every day in America, 22 American Veterans take their own life. Suicide rates among American Veterans are at an all time high – many Veterans suffer PTSD (Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder) following their roles as combat soldiers in times of deployment and war. Sons of Anarchy’s Charlie Hunnam (Jackson “Jax” Teller) is doing his part to reduce those numbers and save the lives of Veterans all across the nation, by participating daily in the #22kill/#22pushup challenge.
The challenge, created by #22kill, is a mission to raise awareness for American Veteran suicide and mental health awareness, specifically in regards to PTSD. It serves to educate the public about Veteran needs, recruit advocates for the cause, and connect Veterans with one another to provide support and encouragement against suicide. Every day for the #22pushup challenge, people are encouraged to do 22 pushups to symbolize the 22 Veterans per day that take their own lives.
Take a look at the video from #22kill below explaining how the mission and challenge works, and as a bonus, see the video below of Charlie and a friend participating in the challenge themselves. Will you now also participate in the #22pushup challenge alongside Charlie Hunnam to raise suicide awareness for American Veterans? Tell us in the comments!
Check out more about the #22kill/#22pushup challenge here.
Video Courtesy of #22kill
Repost @dommyriddle EVERYDAY 22 AMERICAN VETERANS TAKE THEIR OWN LIFE. If you are anybody, in pain, and want to end it… Don’t. Keep fighting. You are not alone. Do not give up. #charliehunnam and I continue. #Day2 of #22kill #22pushupchallenge❗️ you’re up. @aarontaylorjohnson @samtaylorjohnson goto 22kill.com 🎁 (sidenote: I barely did 22, despite captain hyperactive’s grandiose pronouncement.
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