• Sarah Williams

Born To Endure Episode 4-Jeff Shackelford

Updated: Mar 25, 2020

In this episode you will hear about my friend Jeff Shackelford's life experience as he struggles with the isolation that being an Army spouse and traveling from assignment to assignment over a number of years.

In 2018 active military suicide rates were at an all time high for our country. As I have researched these statistics I am shocked to learn how little I know about the lives of those who serve and fight for our country, as well as the toll it takes on their family. It really is heartbreaking.

I have had a difficult time finding statistics on suicide of military husbands exclusively. Though this story highlights the need for support as Jeff shares his intimate look into the struggles he has personally endured.

I did find quite a bit of information out in regards to military wives which is also quite shocking. Please reach out often to those family members and friends who are in this demographic, as they need support more than we even know.

My heart goes out to all those who have been affected.

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