military suicide prevention

"I'm no grunt. I haven't fought in combat. It's not for a lack of trying. I've been in over 5 years and have been selected
Need help? In the U.S., call 1-800-273-8255 for the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline. “We need the entire system to step
Money plays a role in the alarming rate of suicide in today's armed services. I sat down with Financial Planning magazine to find out more about how financial counseling might just save the lives of our soldiers, sailors, marines and airmen.
Soon enough, the military wanted to move him again, to Tripler Army Medical Center in Hawaii. Smith's father, a Native American
"I was just a very unhappy person. I felt like my personality went into a little container, and it was just an awful, awful
That demonstrates a difficult truth: Reducing military suicides will not be easy or quick, as Army Gen. Raymond T. Odierno
"Suicide is like a jigsaw puzzle that someone's thrown on the ground and the pieces go everywhere, and we as survivors grab
Five months ago, Linnerooth, after decades of saving lives, took his own. "We broke all kinds of rules -– it's war," he said
"This stigma, this thought that if you have PTSD you are weak, the thought if you have issues you are weak," O'Brien says
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
My business card says Suicide Prevention Coordinator, but I consider myself a life preservationist. I connect people with the right benefits, a mental health counselor -- or I simply listen.
When I was 10 years old my grandmother committed suicide in her room next to mine. It was Labor Day weekend and my parents were at work. I knocked on her door and there was no answer. With a child's intuition I sensed that something was wrong so I phoned my parents at work.
We've asked these men and women not only to put themselves in harm's way, but to open their most private, vulnerable selves to actions and images that scar. No wonder the transition back is so difficult for many of them. Try to imagine the disconnect.
Dr. Jan Kemp joins HuffPost Live to discuss suicide prevention in Va.
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Iraq War veterans Daniel Williams and Andrew O'Brien join HuffPost Live to discuss attempting suicide.
Andrew O'Brien and Daniel Williams join Marc to discuss the difficulty of returning from war.
"Invisible Casualties" is a special series from The Huffington Post that shines a spotlight on the rise in military and veteran suicides. Veterans and families of victims join HuffPost Live to discuss how they dealt with the trauma of war.
"It depends on the command climate," he said. "Some commanders are so afraid of having a soldier who is suicidal return to
It would eventually take him three years to earn a medical discharge from the Army, while his health and mental balance continued