“Silent Screams” hits #1 on three Amazon Best Seller Lists on International Kindle Stores. Compelling and insightful real-life stories offer help for veterans and first responders suffering from trauma and PTSD.
Get it here: https://amazon.com/dp/B08PZHY439
Matthew Marin’s new book, “Silent Screams,” hit the #1 position on three Best Seller lists, two in the Kindle Store and one for all Amazon Books (including Kindle) on December 17, 2020. The day before, “Silent Screams” claimed Best Seller list status in two other, highly competitive categories among all Amazon books -- Psychological Pathologies and Post-traumatic Stress Disorder, plus Top-25 Best Seller ranking in Mental Health (Kindle Store).
With lucid and compelling real-life stories, "Silent Screams" takes the reader through a personal journey of the harsh reality of military, para-military, and law enforcement service personnel and how they cope. The book exposes the traumatic injury inflicted as they daily face innumerable horrific scenes, life-threatening risks, and other extreme events and stresses. It is no wonder there is a suicide pandemic among veterans and first responders, a tide this book seeks to help stem.
The Birdwell Foundation for PTSD is providing Suicide Intervention Skills and Beekeeping training and equipment for Arkansas Veterans.
Little Rock, AK - December 9, 2020
The Birdwell Foundation for PTSD’s Arkansas chapter has received $30,000 in CARES Act funding to help service Veterans in need during the COVID-19 pandemic. Birdwell is among the 21 non-profit Veteran Service Organizations to receive this help from the Arkansas Department of Human Services (DHS). A total of $1,208,437 is being allocated by DHS to serve the behavioral health needs of Arkansas Veterans and their families.
In making the announcement, Jay Hill, Director of the DHS Division of Aging, Adult & Behavioral Health Services, said: “Given the stress of the public health emergency and the upcoming holidays, we’re glad to be able to provide additional funding to those groups that serve Veterans and their families who have given so much to our country and communities.”
On Veterans Day and always the Birdwell Foundation helps those who sacrificed for this nation’s freedoms find real healing from PTSD and other invisible wounds through crisis intervention, peer-to-peer mentoring and professional programs.
For Release: November 11, 2020
Houston, TX – On Veterans Day the nation honors, thanks and salutes the dedicated men and women who sacrificed deeply and risked everything for the people of this land, for freedoms and peace. At a time of internal confusion and turmoil, it is especially critical that all citizens stay focused on the God-given rights, liberties and freedoms on which this nation was founded and for which so many brave souls served with their last ounce of courage.
For Immediate Release
July 28, 2020
Houston, Texas -- We are excited to announce the end of an era and the beginning of a new era. Mr. Gene Birdwell, a resident of Houston, Texas, was deeply moved when he witnessed the suffering of returning Combat Veterans and decided he must do something about it. In June 2011, Mr. Birdwell founded the PTSD Foundation of America and Camp Hope.
As outlined in the mission statement, the Foundation offers support to returning Combat Veterans through weekly “Warrior” support meetings, including one-on-one counseling and long-term residential treatment for Veterans suffering from PTSD.
June 1, 2020, Houston, TX -- In June the U.S.A. focuses on the severity of PTSD among surviving Veterans and First Responders, a cause crying for intervention throughout the year. PTSD, the root cause of most Veteran suicides, is oft considered the deadliest wound of war.
Within an hour, a Veteran will have taken his life. While we have slept comfortably in our beds, worked an 8-hour shift, safely returned home, eaten dinner with our families, and gone back to bed again, 22 Veterans will have committed suicide.