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Suicide Prevention

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

Military Suicides Up a Bit in 2014; More Seek Help

Suicide

WASHINGTON -- Suicides among active-duty military have increased a bit so far this year compared with the same period last year, but Pentagon officials say they are encouraged that more service members are seeking help through hotlines and other aid programs. Pentagon documents show there were 161 confirmed or suspected suicides as of July 14,... more

Signs of Suicide: How to Help

Anxiety

This Defense Centers of Excellence for Psychological Health and Traumatic Brain Injury (DCoE) blog post explains the warning signs of suicide and steps people can take if they notice them. You may have noted increased attention to suicide prevention this month on military websites and related platforms. While efforts to address this tragic occu... more

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