- The Washington Times - Tuesday, August 19, 2014

As thousands of people participate in the “Ice Bucket Challenge” to raise awareness for ALS, one soldier decided to have himself maced and waterboarded in order to bring attention to suicide in the military.

A YouTube user going by the name “MRitter 3504” had a friend mace him in the face before being waterboarded while lying on a wooden plank — a stunt he termed the “Bear Mace Water Boarding Challenge,” Rare reported.

“ALS is great and all, but I also want to talk about a cause that’s important to me,” the veteran says in the video. “Twenty-two veterans a day are taking their own lives, and that’s no good. If you’re having problems, reach out for help. If you know someone who is having problems, pick them the [expletive] up.”

In the video, the veteran places a towel over his face and has a friend dump a bucket of water over him. He then springs up and jumps around several times in pain, mumbling incoherencies.

“Feels so good!” he yells sarcastically before a female companion offers him a beer. He then challenges three others by name to participate in the challenge.

“Please note,” MRitter 3504 writes in video description. “I don’t advocate anyone replicating this other than with shaving cream as suggested by Action Figure Therapy. I simply wanted to get the message out.”

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