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Suicide Prevention

Army Captain with Cancer Spreads Word about Suicide Prevention

MACHIAS, Maine -- The story of Army Capt. Justin Fitch, who is fighting terminal colon cancer and for the lives of others in uniform by advocating for suicide prevention, spurred local retired Navy Corpsman Shawn Goodwin to take action. Goodwin organized Saturday's all-terrain vehicle event, Machias ATV Ride for a Reason, to benefit Active Hero... more

Navy Officer Works Past Depression to Live Fulfilling Life

Yoga practice at sunset.

WASHINGTON -- The U.S. Department of Defense's American Forces Press Service issued the following news: This month is Suicide Prevention Month, and Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel has said preventing military suicides is one of the Defense Department's highest priorities. "As we observe Suicide Prevention Month," he said in a message to the... more

Intervention Saves Suicidal Navy Petty Officer

Counseling at a desk.

WASHINGTON -- The U.S. Department of Defense's American Forces Press Service issued the following news: This month is Suicide Prevention Month, and Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel has said preventing military suicides is one of the Defense Department's highest priorities. "As we observe Suicide Prevention Month," he said in a message to the... more

Navy Petty Officer Considers Suicide

Suicide

WASHINGTON -- This month is Suicide Prevention Month, and Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel has said preventing military suicides is one of the Defense Department's highest priorities. "As we observe Suicide Prevention Month," he said in a message to the department's workforce, "we must rededicate ourselves to actively working not only every ... more

Unemployed Wife Feels Suicidal

Ms. Vicki

Dear Ms. Vicki, I'm just having a hard time lately and need to talk to someone. I am married to an O-3 Army Reservist. In 2013, my husband got off of active duty. Now we are living in Mississippi. I personally hate it here, but my husband loves his job and they love him. It's very military-oriented, and he has no issues when he has milit... more

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