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Without Saying a Word, Military Wife Spreads Heartbreaking Message

Without uttering a single word, Stephanie Lembo made a heartbreaking video to send a message about military suicide.

Her husband and father of her two sons, Anthony Lembo, died by suicide five years ago.

Using a mixture of handwritten and printed cards, she explains in the video (below) that when she met her husband in 2005 it was love at first sight, and they were married six months later. Anthony was in the Navy, but when he got back from a training in November 2010, he was, according to Lembo, “a completely different person.”

“The symptoms were there,” her card reads. “I didn’t know what to do.”

After his death she looked up his symptoms and realized her husband was probably experiencing post-traumatic stress disorder and sleep deprivation. Now, her mission is to spread awareness about PTSD.

In a call to action at the end of the video, she suggests educating military wives and their families about the warning signs of suicide, and making it easier for veterans/active service members to seek help outside the VA.

Watch the moving video below: 


On November 7th, Active Heros is hosting a walk in honor of Lembo’s husband. You can donate to the cause here.