Wednesday, May 11, 2011

OPERATION You Are Not Alone

After the amazing response to "The Gratitude Project" I wanted to come up with a way for people to come together in a show of support for Troops experiencing Operational Stress & PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder) after returning from Operations around the world.

I came up with the idea of Operation You Are Not Alone to bring awareness to PTSD and to let our soldiers that may be suffering from this that it's Ok to ask for help and that they are not alone in their struggles. There are many organizations out there that offer support and hopefully if enough of our men and women see all these messages of support it may make it a little easier to come forward and seek help.

Please check out the Launch on YouTube:

How to be a part of Operation You are not alone!

1. Take a photo of yourself holding a sign with a message of support

2. email it to

*Note : You can send any message you like, in any way you like as long as it is in support of our soldiers

"This is me and my friends on prom night (I am the one in the back, holding up the sign). Before we went out to celebrate graduating grade 12, we made it our mission to take this photo. This operation means so much to me because my father is suffering from PTSD. He has had it ever since he came back from Bosnia. I don't want other soldiers to suffer like he has, I want them to know that it's okay for them to get help.I want them to know its not a weakness to ask for help, in fact its the opposite -It takes a lot of strength. No matter what, I will always support our troops."

1 comment:

  1. This was a great slideshow. Thank you for sharing and raising awareness. All veterans n active need to know about this and warning signs.