For most of my adult life I have been a motivational speaker. I have trained and helped people from every age group, socio-economic background – military and civilian alike. I am a story teller. And the stories I share most often come from the pages of my life. Who knew that when we began our military life that our experiences would fuel the passion and fire I have for speaking and sharing the strategies I use to tackle the challenges. Ever since we became a military family I have seen the importance of shared experiences and how it helps others know that they aren’t alone. I believe it’s important to be authentic when your voice is often in the spotlight and that means talking about the good, the bad and the ugly.
Recently I was asked to write a piece for the military family on Spousebuzz/Military.com addressing the rising trend of military teen suicide and the increase in behavioral/Mental health issues such as depression, addiction and anxiety. Why because we are living thru the crisis of my son’s suicide attempts. And we are not alone. The issue is so important that I wanted to highlight and share the article here on my blog as well. Click on the link below for full access:
I know that we can begin to change this horrific trend by making sure that every military child knows that they are not alone in their journey through the challenges and changes of military life. We can show them that as a community we see their struggles and are here to help. And we can make a difference one child at a time…
What are your thoughts and how can your Military Family be part of the solution?
Judy has also written:
- Crisis on the Horizon
- Is Your Teen at Risk?
- Military Kids: Resilient or Masters of Deception?
- A Peak Inside A Caregivers Truth
- 7 Tell Tale Signs Your Teen is At Risk
~Judy Davis, the Direction Diva is a motivational speaker, author and lifestyle blogger as well as a military life and teen suicide prevention expert. Co-founder of DASIUM, Judy’s books Right Side Up and Warning Signs: Is Your Teen at Riskare go to resources for families and her websites are filled with tips, inspiration and resources for those looking for direction. Connect with Judy at TheDirectionDiva.com