An average of 22 United States Veterans die of suicide every day. The organization 22Kill
, a part of the Honor, Courage, and Commitment
organization, launched a viral campaign to raise awareness about this harrowing statistic, and in doing so, help to combat the stigma surrounding PTSD and other mental health issues affecting the brave men and women who serve our country.
The statistics for veteran suicide are similar in the U.K., which is why PC Steve Hopwood of the Avon and Somerset Constabulary
joined 22Kill's #22pushup challenge
- and he's not doing it alone.
That's his fluffy partner, Monty, doing push-ups beside him. Way to go, pupper!
To find out how you (and your doggo) can take part in the #22Pushup Challenge, visit 22Kill's website
h/t Avon and Somerset Constabulary.