A K-9 officer in southwest England made a video of himself doing 22 push up with his dogs to raise awareness. Awareness about the veteran suicide in U.S.
On Sunday, Steve Hopwood and his faithful friend ( canine ) joined took up the #22KILL challenge at Avon and Somerset Constabulary. Participants do 22 push-ups everyday for 22 days, then post videos of their efforts on social media. This aims to highlight that, in U.S. 22 veterans die on average by committing suicide everyday.
22KILL works to raise awareness to the suicide epidemic that is plaguing U.S., and educate the public on mental health issues such as PTS. 22KILL also serves as a resource for veterans, and continues to build on its network of like-minded organizations to be able to connect veterans with programs and services in their local area. Funds raised through merchandise sales and donations are used to support partnered organizations who offer programs focusing on veteran empowerment, mental health treatment, and therapy/counseling for veterans and their families.
This video is inspiring and beautiful. Look how innocently this canine joins his master in a cause much deeper than his conscience. Check it out: