Through life's hardships please don't isolate yourself
By Command Chief Master Sgt. Rob Safley, 301st Fighter Wing
/ Published August 09, 2019
NAVAL AIR STATION FORT WORTH JOINT RESERVE BASE, Texas --
Coping with the loss a loved one is one of life's great difficulties.
If you have experienced the pain of mourning, you know that any way to ease the loss is welcomed. While our knowledge and study of grief continues to evolve, it's important to note that not everyone grieves the same way: People have individual patterns and different outlets for grief. There has also been research on stages of grief—denial, anger, bargaining, depression, acceptance—but people do not always experience these stages in any particular order, nor do they experience every stage.
If your grief feels like too much to bear, we have a lot of recourse available to assist... even if you take pride in being strong and self-sufficient, don't isolate yourself.
There are people, agencies and resources available in your time of need:
301st Fighter Wing Resources:
Defense Suicide Prevention Office:
Veterans and Military Crisis Line:
How to connect with a Responder -
1-800-273-8255 – press 1
Text – 838255
1-800-799-4889 – support for deaf and hard of hearing
This free support is:
- Available every day, 24/7
- All Veterans
- All Service members
- National Guard and Reserves
- Their family members and friends