The Post-Service Struggle.
Veterans face incredible challenges after leaving the military. From coping with mental health issues like depression and PTSD to finding employment, re-establishing relationships, and more – readjusting to civilian life is not easy. After putting their lives on the line in the service of our country, veterans deserve more support than what they are getting.
The pandemic has only made this issue worse over the last year with the surge of loneliness, unemployment, and an increase in mental health cases among all Americans. A survey done by the Wounded Warriors Project found that more than half of veterans said their mental health had worsened during the pandemic.
Fortunately, a new book from a recent military veteran, Eric Power can help. Don’t Shoot Your Future Self is a powerful story of self-discovery that shares the keys to overcoming some of life’s greatest challenges and the wisdom and insights in this book are more timely and relevant than ever before.
“This pandemic has set a shocking and much greater feat for veterans (and all Americans for that matter) to rise above their mental health challenges. Yet, I am very optimistic about the future and hope to provide support, advice, and my personal experience to help save someone’s life…”
…says Power, whose mission is to provide a valuable resource and life-changing advice to veterans, their families, and all struggling Americans.
About The Book.
Blurring the lines between fiction and nonfiction, Don’t Shoot Your Future Self is a powerful story that shines a light on the unique challenges veterans face after leaving the military.
The statistics on veteran mental health are horrific. According to a 2020 report, roughly 17 veterans die by suicide each day in the US. This means meaning more veterans die by suicide every two days than were killed in action last year! This staggering statistic is why Don’t Shoot Your Future Self rings true to 24 million veterans around the world who have some type of personal struggle after returning home. As the Coronavirus surges forward, we have seen an increase in mental health conditions among all Americans. The wisdom and insights in this book are more timely and relevant than ever before.
Through the fictional story of “David Little”, the book not only gives veterans motivation and encouragement, but it also provides them with a pathway for transitioning to post-military life.
Of course, this personal development is a must-read for military veterans, but it also appeals to non-veterans because it offers timeless and universal business and success principles applicable to all people. This book is a valuable resource for military families or anyone with loved ones in the service. It offers a glimpse into the reality of the veteran experience and readers can learn more about what their loved one is going through and how they can help.
Whether you are a veteran or not, Don’t Shoot Your Future Self is an unforgettable story about life, relationships, and the power we all have to create a lasting imprint on the people we meet and know.
Release Date: January 2021
Publisher: Waterside Productions
ISBN-13: 978-1-951805-22-7 (print edition)
ISBN-13: 978-1-951805-23-4 (ebook edition)
Don’t Shoot Your Future Self is available on Amazon.
In An Interview/Article, Eric Power Can Share:
- Coping w/ COVID, Mental Health & Beyond
- The Many Challenges Veterans Face After Returning to Civilian Life
- Tips & Advice for Veterans & Their Families to Overcome Life’s Challenges
- Veteran Mental Health: Before, During & After
- Insights from “Don’t Shoot Your Future Self” (Read More About the Book Below)
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Eric Louis Power is an author, speaker, entrepreneur, and social activist dedicated to helping military veterans and their families achieve a better quality of life. Power served honorably in the US Navy reaching the rank of Petty Officer First Class and serving in Operation Iraqi Freedom, Operation Enduring Freedom, and Operation Southern Watch. Power has a total of seven deployments, with 3.5 years in Active Combat zones. He is the founder of For Veterans By Veterans, a nonprofit that provides assistance to homeless vets, and he is the founder and CEO of Veterans Disability Help, LLC, a firm that manages VA disability claims and helps disabled veterans get the benefits they deserve. Since 2012, Power has been responsible for redirecting over 2.1 Million dollars a month recurring from the VA, back to the veterans in regard to their VA disability claims.