ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) – It’s all to raise awareness for Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), and local firefighters are up for the challenge.
Albuquerque firefighters are hitting the ground to bring some light to an important issue veterans are facing daily. Approximately 22 veterans die each day form suicide, thus the title “22 push-up challenge.”
Firefighter Paramedic, Charles Luera, and Academy Instructor, Malachi Silva, joined KRQE’s This Morning team to discuss the challenge. Watch above.
The large number of suicides represent the challenges service women and men face once returning from the battlefield and their are signs to look out for.
Signs of PTSD include behavior and appearance changes and seclusion.
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