U.S. soldier suicide reaches all-time high of 32 in June, 2010. Army General Peter Chiarelli reveals contributing factors to soldier suicide. Even more surprising, some of the soldier suicides are occurring among soldiers not even deployed overseas for combat.
Paul F Davis is a soldier suicide prevention speaker empowering soldiers to overcome adversity.
"Breakthrough for a Broken Heart" author Paul F Davis knows the secrets to overcome adversity, transcend tragedy and to triumph over tribulations to live victoriously!
Davis, raised by his beloved Army retired Lt. Colonel grandfather, contemplated suicide at the tender age of 12 when his father and stepmother took custody of him and he suffered child abuse and neglect.
Thankfully Colonel Krofchik, Paul's precious grandfather whom he calls "Pop-Pop" came to get him a couple weekends a month to walk with Paul shoulder to shoulder through his trying and turbulent time during his adolescence.
In like fashion, Paul, the cousin of a retired Army Ranger, walks shoulder to shoulder with soldiers providing heartfelt and inspirational talks to empower soldiers to overcome adversity and value their precious lives again.
As General Chiarelli told ABC News concerning the contributory factors leading to soldier suicide, they are primarily threefold:
1. Money troubles
2. Substance abuse
3. Failed relationships
Davis, a soldier suicide prevention speaker, speaks powerfully and personally to all three of these struggles of soldiers.
When Davis was hit by a drunk driver in July 2008, the car he and his wife shared was totaled in an instant. The driver earned her 2nd DUI in two years, served her 90 days and was thereafter released. But Paul remained imprisoned to circumstances and financial hardships resulting from that accident for two years, the first four months of which was spent battling his insurance company to get a replacement vehicle.
Meanwhile Paul and his wife drove rental cars at a huge expense for four months. As medical bills and expenses piled up, Paul felt emotionally overwhelmed. Nevertheless Paul purposed in his heart to cherish and celebrate life regardless of the external obstacles trying to squeeze him in.
As for substance abuse, Paul's biological mother (a former high school cheerleader and university graduate) got snared by alcohol and drug use. Hence Paul grew up with his maternal grandparents until his father and stepmother took custody of him in 5th grade. As for Paul's mother throughout his childhood, she was either in a drug rehab, jail, bar getting drunk or mental ward being evaluated as a result of her ongoing substance abuse.
Paul is also familiar with failed relationships. A worldwide minister and motivational speaker who has touched 60 countries building bridges cross-culturally and empowering people of all ages to live their dreams, Paul suffered a terrible divorce after his wife of 5 years had an affair while he was speaking in Pakistan following 9-11.
Although Paul earnestly tried to reconcile and seek restoration of his marriage through counseling, his ex-wife remained unrepentant and wayward in heart. Thus two months after her infidelity and ongoing drinking and befriending other men, Paul filed for divorced and proceeded to move on with his life.
Even momentarily during the separation and eventual divorce thoughts of murder and suicide went through Paul's mind. Thankfully Paul found strength in God, prayer, church and life coach training; which all collectively gave birth to Paul's book "Breakthrough For A Broken Heart" as he processed his personal pain during his emotional ground zero.
Given that Paul has personally and profoundly repeatedly overcome immense adversity in his own life, Paul speaks from a great depth and sincerity when addressing soldiers struggling with suicide making them feel safe and honoring their feelings and emotions, while empowering them to rise above the inner turbulence to triumph over their personal tragedies and live victoriously.
As even U.S. military chaplains have admitted and confessed to suicide attempts, soldiers do not need to feel ashamed because these are normal symptoms of battle fatigue and war. Rather than feel downcast, dejected or defeated, Paul empowers soldiers to come together and transparently share and discuss their struggles to be mutually edified, enriched and empowered by each others' perspectives, insight and experiences.
Paul therefore successfully gets rid of the dehumanizing stigma involved with behavioral health issues so as to reaffirm soldiers in their personal identity outside of combat. Thus soldiers are strengthened, affirmed and fortified to love themselves despite their struggles, weaknesses and personal challenges as they recognize these are issues we all face and part of life itself.
After being with Paul, soldiers are able to let go of built up stress, anxiety, self loathesome attitudes and tendencies to arise with new hope and a positive attitude and outlook on life.
Affirming and renewing soldiers to again love life is Paul's expertise and personal passion. Resurrect hope in your soldiers, commanders and troops on your base by bringing Paul in to empower your battle weary soldiers to regain their self-respect and personal dignity.
Undoubtedly the soldiers who have so bravely and tirelessly served and protected our country are entited to be weary, restless and feel hopeless at times. By honoring these feelings as common, normal and expected Paul removes the emasculating dehumanizing stigma of suicide and imparts to soldiers a new outlook and love for life!
Newness of life is here! Don't delay! Save a soldier's life today!
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Paul is the author of 18 books and a worldwide speaker who has touched 60 countries building bridges cross-culturally by joyfully disarming and empowering people throughout the earth to transcend their limitations and live their dreams!
Some of Paul's many books are:
- Update Your Identity
- Empowering and Liberating Women
- Breakthrough for a Broken Heart
- Are You Ready for True Love?
- Healthy Relationships
- Adultery 101
Paul’s incredible depth and powerful stories from around the world, entertain and inspire audiences making Paul a captivating enrichment speaker able to awaken the greatness within us all.
Paul speaks for corporations, universities, the military and several luxury cruise lines at sea. Paul has appeared on numerous international broadcasts from Investors Business Daily, Oprah and Friends to Fox News to talk about success, leadership, relational intricacies, conflict resolution, life balance and overcoming adversity.
By reason of his global travels, Paul is a highly sought after destinations, diversity and multicultural awareness speaker.
Playboy Radio Afternoon Advice host Tiffany Granath calls Paul an awesome relational coach and recommends his books on love, dating, and sexuality.
Paul worked at Ground Zero in NYC during 9-11; helped rebuild a home at the tsunami epicenter in Indonesia; comforted victims of genocide in Rwanda; spoke to leaders in East Timor during the war; inspired students and monks in Myanmar; promoted peace and reconciliation in Pakistan; developed leaders deep in the bush of rural Africa where villagers had never before seen a white man; and fed the hungry in impoverished Haiti.
Paul's heartfelt and humorous stories from around the world empower people to love passionately and fearlessly live their dreams.
info @ PaulFDavis.com