:IGY6 Hat (Cotton Cap)
IGY6 = I've got your 6. This hat is made in the USA. The design is embroidered.
Every day we lose Veterans to suicide.
Every day Veterans struggle with PTSD.
*In 2014, an average of 20 Veterans died from suicide each day.
*In 2010, Veterans accounted for 22% of all deaths from suicide.
*About 11-20 out of every 100 Veterans who served in OIF or OEF have PTSD.
*About 12 out of every 100 Gulf War Veterans have PTSD.
*It is estimated that 30 out of every 100 of Vietnam Veterans have had PTSD in their life.
This hat was created to help raise awareness about the large number of Veterans committing suicide and Veterans with PTSD. Wear this hat to let our Veterans know that you stand with them and that they are not alone. Proceeds from the sale of this hat will be used to help raise awareness about Veteran suicide and PTSD. Contact us if you are making a large order.
For most vets and servicemembers, IGY6 has a very deep and personal meaning. It originates among combat veterans, for whom “I’ve Got Your Six” could literally be a matter of life or death. We feel that people who have never served in the military cannot understand much of what we go through, the loss of “home” and sense of self we face in civilian life, let alone the trauma experienced by those who served in combat. We will assume that anyone bearing the IGY6 has served; for a Veteran, especially one in crisis, finding out that the person is a civilian could make their situation worse. If you have never served and still want to show support we have an option with PTSD.
Veterans Crisis Line
The 24/7 Veterans Crisis Line (VCL) is available for Veteran intervention and support.
1-800-273-TALK (8255) and then “Press 1” to reach responders trained in suicide prevention and crisis intervention. VCL also includes a chat service and texting option.
Understanding PTSD Treatment Booklet
This eight-page booklet explains in detail the various ways to treat PTSD effectively and debunks some myths about treatment.
National Center for PTSD
This website provides information, resources, and practical advice for Veterans, their family and friends, and the public when dealing with trauma.
VA's PTSD Program Locator
VA provides world-class health care to eligible Veterans. Most Veterans qualify for cost-free health care services, although some Veterans must pay modest copays for health care or prescriptions. Explore your eligibility for health care using VA's Health Benefits Explorer tool and find out more about the treatment options available to you.
If you are a combat Veteran, you can bring your DD214 to your local Vet Center and speak with a counselor or therapist — many of whom are Veterans themselves — for free, without an appointment, and regardless of your enrollment status with VA. In addition, any Veteran who was sexually traumatized while serving in the military is eligible to receive counseling regardless of gender or era of service.
• 100% cotton
• 6 panel soft crown
• Adjustable strap with hide-away side buckle
• Curved bill
• Spot clean/hand wash
• Made in the USA