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Young troops are taking their own lives at double the rate of their civilian peers. Why?
We need to do more to protect these young, idealistic Americans from despair, or their deaths will be our shame.
Air Force fires commander who separated an airman recovering from a suicide attempt
“I was made to feel like I was a second-class citizen and a piece of shit for things outside my control.”
The active-duty Army is facing a record suicide rate. Leaders have no idea how to fix it
“Is there something we’re missing?”
There’s a lot more to be outraged about in the US military than ‘wokeness’
Let’s get our priorities in order.
This soldier almost died by suicide. Now he’s telling his story in hopes of saving someone else
"The dump truck that was parked on my chest was slowly backing off. I was reinflating."
The Air Force is using virtual reality to fight its suicide epidemic
"It’s one thing to tell somebody how to do something, it’s another to go through the experience."
The financial cost of the Jan. 6 insurrection is nearly half a billion dollars so far
To say nothing of the human costs.
Air Force colonel who called suicide a ‘chickensh-t way to go’ has been nominated to become a 1-star
“Let me say that my choice of words was poor."
‘It’s going to take time’ — Top Army leaders are playing the long game with putting people first
"Leaders need to be asking those questions, and they are, because they now know people are number one."
Army special operations medic and pregnant wife die in apparent murder-suicide
"It's a complete shock... It's like a horror movie."
I struggled with thoughts of suicide. Vulnerability and connection kept me alive
Looking someone in the eye as you tell them you care is when the real work of suicide prevention begins.
Veteran died hours after 2 calls to suicide hotline went unheeded, Inspector General finds
A veteran died on the Fourth of July 2018 after two calls to the suicide hotline went unheeded.
The Army’s ‘complete failure’ led to this private’s suicide after she was sexually assaulted, parents say
"The Army can deploy thousands and thousands of troops during a war situation within 24 hours .... And they can't expedite our daughter off a base after two sexual assaults?"
New law will create a 988 hotline for veterans in crisis
"This will save tens of thousands of lives every year."
Army Chief says COVID-19 likely factor in rise in suicides
"Just because someone can carry the weight, doesn't mean that it isn't heavy."
VA secretary says new program will help fund suicide prevention services
Wilkie did not have specific dollar figures, but he said the program is tailored to reach rural communities.
Joe Biden trotted out the trope of the damaged veteran during a recent campaign speech
Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden is facing criticism after he recounted a story about a military veteran who committed a violent crime after his wartime service
98 airmen have died by suicide so far in 2020, Air Force chief says
“The stressors that we have are much different than the stressors we had last year"
After gridlock nearly derailed veteran suicide prevention legislation, House and Senate committees got it together and compromised
Facing the possibility that no veteran suicide laws would pass by the end of the legislative calendar, the House and Senate Veterans Affairs Committees reached an agreement.
‘Do your part’ — Joint Chiefs vice chair calls on leaders to end military suicide crisis
"Regardless of which uniform we wear, we’re not immune from life’s challenges, including thoughts of suicide."
Air Force still ‘struggling’ to stop two-year suicide crisis, top general says
“I’ll be honest with you, collectively we’re struggling with how to deal with this.”
This former Air Force colonel survived two suicide attempts. He wants you to know life doesn’t have to hurt so much
"One problem is we can call this or that number or call the chaplain, without realizing the person in that dark space doesn’t want help. We’ve got to give them a reason to call that number."
Suicide in the Military
The military is caught up in a national suicide epidemic.
The VA is ramping up mental health funding after a rash of parking lot suicides
The Department of Veterans Affairs is proposing spending $682 million more next fiscal year on mental health issues, and ramping up funding for suicide prevention efforts by one-third, as it faces Congressional scrutiny over a series of tragic incidents on VA premises over the past year
A Purple Heart recipient accused of faking his death to avoid rape charges is now on the US Marshals’ ‘Most Wanted’ list
A military veteran accused of faking his own death days before he was expected to plead guilty to raping and impregnating his 14-year-old stepdaughter has been added to the U.S. Marshals' 15 Most Wanted fugitives list