Sailors aboard the guided-missile cruiser USS San Jacinto (CG 56) pray for suicide victims during a suicide prevention and awareness event called "Walk out of Darkness." San Jacinto is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts.
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Navy Expands Suicide Prevention Program Service-Wide
The program began as a pilot in the Pacific Northwest, but now is being implemented across the Navy.
A responder at a VA call center listens to a veteran.
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New Call Center Is Changing How Well The VA Responds To Vets In Crisis
They are now handling many more calls than they were able to in March.
Maj. Gen. Russell Sanborn, commanding general, 1st Marine Aircraft Wing, speaks with Capt. Jeffrey Ward, commanding officer of amphibious assault ship USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6) in the hangar bay.
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General’s Experience As POW Is A Lesson For Young Marines
The Code of Conduct is a valuable lesson for dealing with many of life’s adversities.
Army National Guard soldiers catch a few minutes of sleep on board a C-17 Globemaster en route to Fort Hunter Liggett in central California June 6, 2015.
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Soldiers Aren’t Getting Enough Sleep And That’s A Big Problem
Two-thirds of troops aren’t getting enough sleep, which affects both their physical and mental health.
Gold Star wife Amanda Souza presses President Obama about PTSD.
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Gold Star Wife Presses Obama On PTSD-Related Suicide
At a veterans town hall, Gold Star wife Amanda Souza asked President Obama how the country can put an end to PTSD-related stigma.
Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class Edward Jones teaches Marines about the Outpatient Crisis Prevention Program during the Warrior Tournament at Camp Hansen, Okinawa, Japan, Sept. 25, 2015.
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Cramming More Training In Won’t Stop Suicides, Substance Abuse, Or Sexual Assault
This isn’t a call for a 24-hour stand down. It’s a call to stop everything and address these issues substantively.
A sculpture portraying a wounded soldier being helped on the grounds of the Minneapolis VA Hospital.
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20 Veterans Died By Suicide A Day In 2014
The largest study on veteran suicide to date provides insight on at-risk veterans, especially among those not receiving care through the VA.
A Marine Corps crew chief assigned to Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron 263, monitors the flight line out of the rear of a MV-22B Osprey after completing fast-rope and rappelling training with Marine Special Operations Command, near Marine Corps Air Station New River, North Carolina, June 23, 2015.
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Report: Military Suicide On The Rise
The number of suicides among active and reserve military personnel increased from the same time last year.