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PTSD nearly killed him. Now this former Marine is using it to help other veterans
Bobby Grey's a former Marine, 2003 to 2007 — a mission that has given him great pride and great anguish. Twelve years later — anguish or not — he still...
Democratic contender Elizabeth Warren vows to halve veterans’ suicide rate in four years
Warren, who has 3 brothers who served in the military, also says she'll guarantee better pay and health benefits for current and former military members
The National Guard had more suicides in 2018 than any other military component
"Seeking help is not a sign of weakness."
SecDef Esper: the Pentagon has no answer on preventing future military suicides
"You mourn for the families and for their shipmates," Esper said. "I wish I could tell you we have an answer to prevent future further suicides in the armed services....
‘Everybody’s overworked’ — string of Navy suicides raises concerns over sailor stress and toxic leadership
Navy officials say there's no apparent connection between three suicides in one week aboard the USS George H.W. Bush, but others argue there is a connection — their command
3 sailors assigned to the USS George H.W. Bush died by suicide last week
Three sailors assigned to the USS George H. W. Bush died by suicide in the last week the Navy confirmed today.
Alarming VA report reveals 60,000 veterans committed suicide over recent decade
The Department of Veterans Affairs released an alarming report Friday showing that at least 60,000 veterans died by suicide between 2008 and 2017, with little sign that the crisis is...
‘We are a people organization’ — Army leaders push renewed focus on soldiers amid rise in sexual assaults and suicides
After months of focusing on modernization priorities, Army leadership plans to tackle persisting personnel issues in the coming years.
‘Here we are again’ — Shaw AFB is mourning its third suicide in as many months
""There is no one thing we can do to solve this," Col. Derek O'Malley, 20th Fighter Wing commander, said on a Facebook post. "But there are thousands of things we...
Air Force commander apologizes for calling airmen who commit suicide ‘chickensh*t’
Col. Michael A. Miller, commander of the 2nd Bomb Wing at Barksdale Air Force Base in Louisiana, reportedly commented that "killing to yourself is a chickenshit way to go" during...
Air Force chief orders stand down to combat rising number of suicides
"Someone in your organization is feeling hopeless and they may be thinking that suicide is the answer. Given them better options. Let's lead them to a better answer'
A Florida congressman is pushing federal protections for vets who use marijuana
Staggered by the burgeoning numbers of veteran suicides, U.S. Rep. Greg Steube said on Wednesday he supports removing marijuana from its wrongly classified Schedule 1 status
A viral Army tweet paints a harrowing picture of the sacrifices made in military service
It may not have gone as planned, but it did exactly what it needed to do.
The Pentagon’s fight against suicide could be making things worse
"As much as the U.S. military and veteran community says they are destigmatizing mental health treatment, it's still regarded as personal weakness and not as a health problem — and...
Police charge South Carolina inmates involved in sextortion scheme
Two inmates have been charged with blackmail.
VA won’t ramp up security after rash of suicides on premises. Here’s why.
In the wake of a troubling trend of veteran suicides and at least one shooting on the premises of Department of Veterans Affairs facilities in recent weeks, VA leaders are...
A veteran shot and killed himself in the waiting room of a Texas VA clinic
Some patients were unaware that anything was amiss, and in one instance, a group therapy session continued for an hour before the participants realized something was amiss.
2 veterans died by suicide at separate Georgia VA centers in one weekend
Two veterans killed themselves at separate Department of Veterans Affairs hospitals in Georgia over the weekend, refocusing attention on what the VA has called its "highest clinical priority"
Kansas National Guard captain submits resignation over handling of suicides
A captain in a Kansas National Guard brigade that experienced several suicides in six months said she has submitted a letter of resignation after concerns about the issue weren't taken...
Death of Marine shot in head while on guard duty at Camp Pendleton ruled a suicide
Marine Corps officials have ruled the death of Lance Cpl. Riley Schultz — who died from a gunshot wound to the head while on duty at Camp Pendleton — a...
Yes, your supportive texts to your battle buddy actually help prevent military suicide, study says
Military service members who are at risk for suicide may be less likely to attempt to harm themselves when they receive supportive text messages, a U.S. study suggests
Active-Duty Army Suicides Reach Highest Level Since 2012
Across the military it's clear that suicide is still a very serious problem.
A Retired Marine Colonel Took His Life At A Florida VA. He’s The 5th Vet To Do So Since 2013
ST. PETERSBURG — On Dec. 10, retired Marine Col. Jim Turner put on his dress uniform and medals and drove … Continued
It’s Time to Start Considering Suicide A Military Readiness Issue
Last Saturday, a vice admiral died in Bahrain of an apparent suicide. Officials were quoted as saying “no foul play” … Continued
The VA Is Eyeing Ketamine As An Emergency Treatment For Patients At High Suicide Risk
A pair of programs currently underway at a Veterans Affairs medical center in Cleveland aim to determine if a low-dose … Continued