Our 6th Annual Golf Outing is approaching fast and we are getting excited!! All of the teams are full but we still have openings for dinner! Let us know if you'd like to join us for a small fee. You won't regret it!! Raffles, auctions, great friends and plenty of laughs. Don't miss out on this one!! Come out and say hi! Oak Springs Golf Club, 6740 E. 3500 S. Rd, St Anne, IL
We are so proud to announce we are now offering mental health counseling! The Well in Mind Program is a free, confidential support service located at Riverside Medical Center in Kankakee, IL that we are offering to our veterans and their support systems. This can include spouses, children and family members but also is extended to significant others, roommates and other friends. Types of services we can assist with include PTSD, individual, marital and/or family counseling, depression, anxiety, parenting challenges, loss and grief, managing stressors, alcohol and substance abuse and many, many more. We are offering three free initial visits for one-on one counseling. If additional services are required referrals may be given or we may choose to extend the visits. To schedule an appointment please call (815)933-2240 and advise them that Buddy Check 22 has referred you.
An entire hind quarter of pork can be yours. We're also throwing in seasoning mix and a smoking wood package.
1 for $5 / 6 for $25 / 10 for $40
Drawing held October 30th, 2021
1 day, 5 man fishing charter generously donated by Badger Fishing Charters.
3 for $10
Drawing held October 30th, 2021
Our friends over at Project Headspace and Timing are hosting this FREE mental health and veteran resource fair. This year there will be a strongman competition, classic car show, craft beer, craft fair and some of the best food in the area! The Square on Second, Manteno, IL
Our friends over at Stone City Kennel Club are hosting their second annual outdoor bazaar. There will be crafters, direct sales, international booths and resale booths. 13606 W. Laraway Rd., New Lenox, IL
Our new friends at the Manteno Sportsman Club have invited us to come try some delicious food and talk abut what we do. Come out and join us!851 N. Main St., Manteno,IL
Kelly Frey: President
Don Ball: Executive Director
Sarah Thomson: Marketing Director
Larry Regnier: Board of Directors
Jim Wasser: Board of Directors
Maurice Re: Board of Directors
Working as a nurse, at a local hospital, Kelly was confronted with the lack of resources available to her fellow servicemen and women suffering from PTSD. She struggled with the continuous "revolving door" of hospital admissions, detox and drug withdraw. She knew the key to breaking this cycle needed to be aimed at understanding PTSD, n
Working as a nurse, at a local hospital, Kelly was confronted with the lack of resources available to her fellow servicemen and women suffering from PTSD. She struggled with the continuous "revolving door" of hospital admissions, detox and drug withdraw. She knew the key to breaking this cycle needed to be aimed at understanding PTSD, not the drug and alcohol addiction. Seeing a need, in 2015, Kelly formed Buddy Check 22: Veteran Suicide Awareness to provide sensible solutions by partnering and networking with veteran groups in Kankakee and Iroquois County. We've consistently grown over the last 4 years. All thanks to the helping hands of this amazing community!
Our service members face unique burdens of stress and sacrifice every day. Transitioning into civilian life can be difficult for many returning service members. The loss of military structure can cause returning soldiers and sailors to feel lost or alone. Some struggle and attempt to replace the loss of camaraderie or the rush of combat w
Our service members face unique burdens of stress and sacrifice every day. Transitioning into civilian life can be difficult for many returning service members. The loss of military structure can cause returning soldiers and sailors to feel lost or alone. Some struggle and attempt to replace the loss of camaraderie or the rush of combat with negative habits. Others find the hyper-vigilance required to stay alive in a combat zone now works against them. Unfortunately, far too many become victims of these hidden wounds. On average 22 veterans commit suicide each day. We at Buddy Check 22 feel that even 1 veteran suicide is too many. Our main goals are to spread awareness about veteran suicide and raise funds for veterans who suffer in the aftermath of their military service. Our dream is to create a self-sustaining community for returning soldiers as they begin their transition back to civilian life. We strongly believe that community and healthy, strong relationships are instrumental to the health and well being of our returning heroes.
Your support and contributions will enable us to meet our goals and improve conditions. Your generous donation will fund our mission.
Dolores T.- Awesome benefit that helps our soldiers. Our government probably caused the issues now let us help fix them.
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What is PTSD?
Post Traumatic Stress Disorder is an emotional illness classified as an anxiety disorder that arises from a frightening, life threatening or unsafe experience.
What are the symptoms of PTSD?
Re-Experiencing Original Trauma: Intrusive recall (flashbacks), intense psychological distress (anger, anxiety) when exposed to reminders of trauma, nightmares, insomnia
Avoidance: feelings of detachment, isolation or estrangement, numbing, lack of affect, depression
Hyper-arousal: anger, irritability, aggression, exaggerated startle response, impulsiveness, hyper-vigilance