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Straight Talk on Veteran Suicide
Founder, Deep Streams Institute and Coming Home Project
I want to focus on one troubling truism that research has unfortunately made quasi-axiomatic: It's not the deployments -- their intensity, their frequency, or their number -- that contribute to the epidemic of military suicide.
4 Key Points From The Biggest Study Ever On U.S. Military Suicide
By LINDSEY TANNER, AP
CHICAGO (AP) -- War-time suicide attempts in the Army are most common in newer enlisted soldiers who have not been deployed
Marine Who Set Himself On Fire Has Stunning Advice On How To Lead A Beautiful Life
Though Reggie is physically disabled and his speech is slurred, he shies away from dwelling on his pain and injuries. Instead
Veteran Spared When Sheet Noose Ripped: 'I'm Glad It Didn't Work'
Soon enough, the military wanted to move him again, to Tripler Army Medical Center in Hawaii. Smith's father, a Native American
Iraq Veteran And Suicide Survivor: 'I Was On Every Drug That Killed Anna Nicole Smith'
"They started asking me my story, and other war fighters started telling me their story. 'It's like you're speaking for me
Suicide, Military Sexual Assault Survivor Stays Alive By Saving Other Veterans
"Obviously, you didn't leave the military with a bunch of medals pinned on you. Nobody told you, 'Kudos, great job,'" she
Army Chief Ray Odierno Warns Military Suicides 'Not Going To End' After War Is Over
That demonstrates a difficult truth: Reducing military suicides will not be easy or quick, as Army Gen. Raymond T. Odierno
Military Suicide Leaves Survivors Struggling With Shame, Guilt And Social Stigma
"Suicide is like a jigsaw puzzle that someone's thrown on the ground and the pieces go everywhere, and we as survivors grab
Vet Launches Suicide Prevention Campaign: 'I Am A Suicide Survivor ... And I Am Not Embarrassed By It'
"This stigma, this thought that if you have PTSD you are weak, the thought if you have issues you are weak," O'Brien says
A Navy Sailor's Desperate Last Act After Drug Addictions, Depression
Joshua's growing drug use between detox and when he checked into drug rehab on Aug. 4 was not the Navy's fault, it said in
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Veterans And Their Families Share Personal Stories Of Shock, Pain And Anger Behind Military Suicide (VIDEO)
As part of The Huffington Post's "Invisible Casualties" series, an exploration of military and veteran suicide prevention
Reach Out to Stop Suicide
Psychology expert on relationships, parenting, self-destructiv...
All of us can do our part to prevent suicide. Reaching out means: first, paying attention and noticing when people are showing signs that they could be at risk, and second, taking the time to let people know we care.
Relatives Of Vets Who Died By Suicide Tell Their Stories (AUDIO)
The tragedy of suicide is not only the loss of an individual, but the profound grief that is left when someone chooses to
Invisible Casualties: Iraq War Vet With PTSD Recounts His Breaking Point (VIDEO)
When McMichael woke up the next morning, he tried to piece together his night. "The next day when I'm kind of coming to and
How The Wife Of A Veteran Suffered Through His PTSD
Jackie McMichael, the wife of an Iraqi War Veteran, talks with Dena about how she had to suffer through the effects of her husband's PTSD.
The Challenges Of Treatment For Soldiers Suffering War Trauma
HuffPost Senior Military Correspondent David Wood & Jackie McMichael, the wife of an Iraqi War Veteran, discuss what the challenges are in terms of soldiers receiving treatment for trauma suffered during war.
Helping Military Families Cope With Suicide: A Wife's Perspective
Jackie McMichael, 40, never envisioned that she would become responsible for managing almost every aspect of her husband's
War Trauma Drives A Veteran Toward Suicide: 'I Wasn't The Same Guy, And I Didn't Understand It'
'MY HUSBAND IS A HERO' When Mike started talking again about suicide, she realized it was up to her to stop it, to push aside
Military And Veteran Suicides Rise Despite Aggressive Prevention Efforts
WASHINGTON -- The good news: most people with military service never consider suicide. Contrary to popular perception, there
Free, Confidential Help For Those At Risk Of Suicide
Mobile apps: Breathe2Relax -- a portable stress management tool to reduce stress and calm the "fight or flight" response
Warning Signs Someone May Be At Risk Of Suicide
People at risk of suicide display warning signs. It's important to learn these signs, be alert to them and know what to do
As Suicide Rates Rise in the US
Arzu Kaya Uranli
It is about time we talked about suicide. If we pay attention to this serious issue, we can help people before they reach the point of feeling suicidal and provide greater support for family members who lose someone to suicide.
Sexual Assaults, Suicide and Misconduct in the Military
Journalist and cyberflaneur
The all-volunteer military has been hit by a growing wave of sexual assaults and suicides. As usual in the U.S., most attention has focused on how to control the problems, rather than why they are happening.
John Murray Jr., Alabama Boy, Writes Inspiring Messages To Help Vets Contemplating Suicide (VIDEO)
"When they don't have any broken arms or legs, and no blood," John told the news outlet, "you can't see the sadness inside
The Message About Suicide and the Military
According to Pentagon figures, 349 military service members took their lives in 2012. Every one of these deaths exacts an incalculable toll -- from the victim's families, from their military units, and from our society.
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Military Suicides: One U.S. Veteran Dies Every 65 Minutes
By Reuters, Reuters
The VA said the data would help it better identify where at-risk veterans may be located and improve targeting of specific
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