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VA Doctor Talks About Suicide Prevention Efforts

VA Crisis Line Helps Veterans In Need

Recently sat down with Dr. Caitlin Thompson, the Deputy Director of Suicide Prevention at the VA, and asked her some questions about the efforts of the VA to help stop veteran suicides. Questions for Dr. Thompson 1. You don't have a military background. What about working with Veterans made you want to continue supporting this... more

Former Marine Shares Story to Raise Awareness for Suicide Prevention

Jacob Schick shares his story to raise awareness for suicide prevention. (U.S. Marine Corps/ Lance Cpl. David Staten)

DALLAS — As Jacob and David were walking into a 7-Eleven, a homeless man approached them begging for money. Jacob reached into his pocket, pulled out a five-dollar bill and gave it to the homeless man. When the man reached for it, Jacob maintained a tight grasp. The man suddenly turned and looked up at Jacob, holding the bill tightly. Jacob l... more

VA's Veterans Crisis Line Launches New Program

Outreach for depression.

No one can do everything, but everyone can do something. That's The Power of 1. Developed by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs to increase awareness of suicide prevention resources such as the Veterans Crisis Line, The Power of 1 campaign shows how one small act can make a big difference in the life of someone going through a difficu... more

New TRICARE TV Episode: Suicide Prevention

Watch this episode of TRICARE TV to find out what you can do to prevent suicide in your community. One call, one text, one conversation can save a life. For more guides on mental health and wellness, visit the Mental Health and Wellness section. more

Wounded Warriors Find Healing in Hobbies

Marine Corps Master Sgt. Hugo L. Gonzalez surfs with Operation Amped at San Onofre Beach, Calif., Aug. 21, 2015. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Asia J. Sorenson)

MARINE CORPS BASE CAMP PENDLETON, Calif., September 15, 2015 — Marine Corps Staff Sgt. Matthew L. Slade is not a professional photographer. If he wanted to take a photo three months ago, he used his cell phone. Despite no prior formal photography training, Slade now looks every bit the professional as he walks up and down San Onofre Beach with a... more

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