Thank You to All Members of the Armed Services

Today is Memorial Day, a day for all of us to take a moment and acknowledge that our freedom has a cost  and there are men and women and their families who pay the price while some of us don’t do nearly as much.  I’m taking off my small business consultant hat for a moment today to say “Thanks.”

Thank You, Military

It’s now my turn to give back a little.  I’m excited and honored to have asked to serve on the Board of Directors for a just-forming non-profit called Get ’em Talkin Get ’em Talkin will be providing services to veterans of any era who suffer from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and their families.   I will be lending my marketing, business development, and operational knowledge to the endeavor.  It’s a big idea and there’s a great group of folks gathering to make it happen.   The main service will be in the form of phone banks where servicemen and women or their family members can talk to a real live person in a safe, non-judgmental environment.  The volunteers on the phones will be trained to listen first, assess the situation and the caller’s needs, and then make referrals to appropriate services if necessary. We are just beginning to locate all the resources and reach out to other organizations.  But just in the short time we have been noodling this idea around, it has become obvious that this service is badly needed.

Our VA health system is overwhelmed.  Especially in more rural areas, veterans have a hard time getting regular medical treatment, much less mental health services.  But these servicemen and women are hurting and need our help.  And it’s not just those who served, their families often suffer right along with them.  Unpredictable rages, withdrawal, nightmares, depression.  It tears a family apart.  One of the first steps in dealing with the traumas of war is “to get ’em talkin.”  Talking it out helps the individual bring the trauma to a place of reality where it can be dealt with. 

We are just getting started, so there’s still a lot to do.  We’ve put up a first blush website, so you can get a little more information at GetemTalkin.org.  We’ve also put up a Facebook page, so be sure to “Like” us and leave comments.  We don’t have our donation system completely set up yet, but that’s just around the corner. 


If you have an interest in getting involved and helping to launch this service off the ground, please let us know.  You can use the Contact Us page on the website OR just email me at SuccessPointConsulting@hotmail.com and I’ll make sure we include you.

Have a terrific Memorial Day and remember to say THANK YOU to all the veterans and active-duty personnel.



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