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THE SPARTAN PLEDGE

We are Devoted to Suicide Prevention

At the height of ancient Greek power, the Spartans became one

of the most feared military forces in the world.

Today, Spartan power is being channeled into a few powerful

sentences known as THE SPARTAN PLEDGE. When spoken,

these words become more than just a promise - they create a

community of warfighters ready to crush a new enemy - Suicide.

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HOW THE SPARTAN PLEDGE GOT STARTED

What is THE SPARTAN PLEDGE?

The Spartan Pledge is a commitment among veterans to not take

their own lives but rather stand for their fellow soldiers in times of

despair. It’s a promise to say that no matter how bad things get

you, that you will reach out.

The Spartan Pledge Mission - To Save Another Life Today.

We are bringing awareness that suicide can be stopped.

The Spartan Pledge Goal - To get every veteran and military

member to take THE SPARTAN PLEDGE.

THE SPARTAN PLEDGE

I pledge that:

  1. No matter how bad things get, I will not take my own life.

  2. If I’m in despair (feeling hopeless or depressed), then I

promise to reach out - to call a friend.

3. If my military family ever considers suicide or is in despair,

then I will help them find a mission worth living for.

4. I will save a life today.

HOW CAN YOU HELP MAKE THE SPARTAN PLEDGE SAVE A LIFE TODAY?

1. Post a video of yourself saying The Spartan Pledge

2. Post a video of yourself doing 22 Push-ups (or some type of

exercise) in support of The Spartan Pledge.

“To show my commitment to THE SPARTAN PLEDGE, I am

doing 22 Push-ups. I will save another life today.”

3. Ask your friends to join you in The Spartan Pledge

4. Display The Spartan Pledge at your place of work, place of

worship, your local hang-out, your refrigerator.

5. Proudly wear The Spartan Pledge gear and swag

6. Have fundraiser for The Spartan Pledge

7. Become a Volunteer

8. DONATE so we can Save more lives

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