The Scuttlebutt | Season 4 Episode 9
The Scuttlebutt honors National Suicide Prevention Month and Gold Star Mothers and Family Day by welcoming Gold Star Wife, Sara Wilkinson to the program. Sara’s husband, Chad Wilkinson, served for 21 years, was a Navy SEAL, and Silver Star recipient. Chad unfortunately died by suicide in 2018 due to the effects of numerous deployments, several TBIs, blast wave injuries and PTSD. With all the love Sara still carries for Chad she partnered with GORUCK to create Chad 1000x, a crossfit inspired step-up workout Chad himself used to train for climbing mountains. The workout is now used to celebrate his life and honor his memory with all proceeds going to support Veteran Mental Health Initiatives. For more information about the new report on Veteran suicide check out MilitaryTimes.com.
Veterans experiencing a mental health emergency can contact the Veteran Crisis Line at 1-800-273-8255 and select option 1 for a VA staffer. Veterans, troops or their family members can also text 838255 or visit VeteransCrisisLine.net for assistance.
Thank you to Millerstown Pic-A-Part for sponsoring this episode!