(Trigger Warning) 22 Push Up Challenge: Liberal Redneck Trae Crowder Has Released A New Video For A Very Worthy Cause (VIDEO/TWEETS)
This was originally published on August 25, 2016 on Liberal America.
There is a new internet trend going around, and I’m totally in. He is talking about the 22 Pushup Challenge. It is raising awareness of the statistic that 22 veterans take their lives every day.
Crowder makes a point for rednecks to take up this challenge. Republican rednecks usually like to take care of the troops, but no one wants to help when they have psychological wounds.
“For a country that makes such a damn show about supporting the troops, we are doing a piss poor job of it.”
Crowder also talks about how it takes weeks for a veteran to get in to see a VA doctor. He also mentions that we are spending way more on the war than we do on helping the veterans when they come home.
We also need to teach veterans how to take care of themselves. Crowder says mentions the fact that we are not treating mental health as much as we should be.
If a veteran comes home with a hand missing, the doctors will give him or her one with a “rotating middle finger.” Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) doesn’t get talked about as much as it should.
There was one comment from Trae that I think is very important, “It’s okay to not be okay.” Agreed! No one with any psychological or emotional problems should every be afraid to go get help.
This pushup challenge has been around for a few months, but celebrities are starting to do it now. Hopefully, this video will help this important topic go viral.
“As the trend grows, groups and organizations from all over the world are dusting off their palms to pitch in. All of this attention means there’s a very real possibility the #22PushupChallenge is the next #ALSIceBucketChallenge.”
Where did this number come from?This 22 veterans a day statistic is a bit high. It comes from a study that said 22 percent of veterans surveyed in 21 states committed suicide.
The report says:
“If this prevalence estimate is assumed to be constant across all U.S. states, an estimated 22 Veterans will have died from suicide each day in the calendar year 2010.”