OUR MISSION:

Military Spouses of Strength is a national nonprofit organization with a mission

to improve the health and overall wellness within the military community.


 At Military Spouses of Strength we understand that the Mind, Body, and Spirit are each components of complete health. We call these components pillars; each of these pillars help to hold you up in good health. If one of the pillars waivers, the other pillars then begin to carry a heavier load. It is our hope that you maintain positive health in each pillar, and when you find that one area may be faltering you seek out support to help restore yourself.

We have developed this resource guide to help you, and those around you. Please utilize the resources within to restore your mental health pillar.  

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show someone they matter 


MSoS has created this "postcard" so that you have a quick printable that can be used to tell those in your lives that they matter to you. It's easy - print out your very own cards PDF write a quick thanks, address it and give it to your mailman, or consider leaving the card with a tip or consider leaving the card with a tip or give to a friend.

Special Thank you to Juliet!

It is no secret that over 14 years of war and sacrifice, service members, military spouses, and military children face unusual struggles that they have battled, often silently. Through the month of September which is National Suicide Awareness and Prevention Month you can get involved.

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If you have further ideas and/or need additional information regarding 2015 campaign  Email Us!  

Music by Juliet  Weybret  - "The Fire In You" 

2015 "You Matter" Media Kit

Press Release

  • Read MSoS Press Release
  • Tweet using the hashtag #YouMatter
  • Take a picture of yourself with sign that says   #You Matter    Print a sign, Now!
  • Take a video with your phone and/or Ipad saying #You Matter and why
  • Tag and like Military Spouses of Strength on Facebook, Twitter, and other forms of Social Media
  • Volunteer with MSoS
  • Follow Military Spouses of Strengths blog
  • Write an Op-Ed
  • Partner in MSoS PSA 
  • Request a Proclamation be made in honor of the “You Matter” campaign in your city 
  • Make #YouMatter signs on campus
  • Wear Purple - when people ask why you are wearing purple all week/month tell them you support #YouMatter
  • Turn your organizations logo purple
  • Host a #YouMatter event
  • Raise money in honor of Suicide Prevention and #YouMatter
  • Tell your story about Mental Illness and how if has effected you and your military family via the MSoS Blog
  • Get CREATIVE with social media

How can you help?


If you are interested in assisting with National Suicide Awareness and Prevention Month, Military Spouses of Strength encourages you to get involved and do one or more of the following: 

Recently, it was reported that approximately 22 veterans commit suicide per day; yet, that number is unknown for both the military spouse and the military child. This is unacceptable. Military Spouses of Strength (MSoS) is asking everyone and become a supporter


Everyone can participate in National Suicide Awareness and Prevention Month


Suicide awareness and prevention is the responsibility of everyone, and everyone can participate in bringing awareness and prevention during September which is National Suicide Awareness and Prevention Month. Most of us know someone who is dealing with a mental health issue, which makes the person more susceptible to suicide and suicidal ideations; naturally, knowing someone that has dealt directly with mental health related issues increases one’s likelihood in becoming involved in the National Suicide Awareness and Prevention Month.


Suicide is a National Problem Suicide is a national problem


Official data states that in 2011 there were 108 deaths to suicide per day, and is the TENTH leading cause of death in the United States. Conversely, our nation’s service members make up only one percent of the population, yet twenty-two veterans commit suicide each day. Currently, the number of military family members that commit or attempt suicide is unknown, as was reported through the CNN article “The UnCounted.” However, we know that military family member suicides exist, and persons within the military family member community have ascertained that there is an impending theoretical storm that we will face as our troops return home.


The family members of service members have responsibilities and burdens that coincide with deployment; these responsibilities leave the family member feeling a sense of self-worth and purpose. However, as the service member comes home and the family again becomes whole often the service family member loses that sense of self, this is the storm that we face- ensuring that the service family members understand that they still MATTER.


Risk factors for suicide are: mental illness, substance abuse, previous suicidal attempts, feeling’s of hopelessness, access to lethal ability, recent grief, and unemployment. Factors that decrease suicidal ideations in a person are: being socially connected, high self-esteem, good problem solving skills, and supportive people within their network.


Who can get involved?


Any individual, organization, or business can get involved, in bringing awareness to Suicide Prevention. You don’t have to be a member of the military community to care about those within it, and certainly you don’t have to be afflicted with mental health related issues in order to care about those that are.

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