The Silhouette Project
Page Created By:
Linda Ellen Lajoie
Event Is In:
USM Lewiston
My Story
Did you know that we are losing 20-22 veterans a day to suicide? I didn’t know that either until I lost my own son Dustin, an Afghanistan Veteran, in December 2014.

There were so many things I didn’t know, like the signs of PTSD or where to go for help other than the VA. Without knowing, I was helpless to stop him. I am on a mission to educate other families about what to look for before a tragedy happens. My other mission is to and urging veterans that may be struggling to reach out for the help they need and deserve.

The Maine Silhouette Project will raise awareness about the struggles our veterans face in returning home after their duty and to increase awareness of the risk of suicide. Won’t you join me in this effort?

On April 17, 2017th at 12 noon there will be a ribbon cutting ceremony for 22 silhouettes that will be placed in the lobby of University of Southern Maine Lewiston Campus for 6 days. Each of the silhouettes will have the name of a veteran lost to this epidemic as well as positive messages from veterans and information about groups and resources for treatment and support across our state.

You can help to make the Silhouette Project a reality. Your support is key to ending this terrible epidemic. Please consider sponsoring a silhouette. $125.00 will cover the cost of 1 silhouette for this initial unveiling. Any additional money raised will ensure that this project can continue to be seen in public locations across the state.

We thank you in advance for your support! Your donation is greatly appreciated and will be used to educate others and honor a veteran.