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Army Wives Strip to Combat Suicides

Ashley Wise posted a picture of her naked back on Facebook, invited other military wives to share images of themselves, and the organization Battling Bare was born. "Our initial intent was to take Facebook by storm," says Wise. She says, at heart, she simply wanted families to be able to enjoy normal things together like "eating at Chuck E. Cheese's or going to the fireworks." When she spoke to other women and "realized how big the problem is, we knew we had to do something." Now, just two months later, Wise is working with seven other military wives to launch a non-profit organization to raise awareness about PTSD and the impact it has on spouses and children. In three years, they aim to have a chapter in every state in place to support military families and hold workshops based on a model developed by Operation Restored Warrior. http://shine.yahoo.com/love-sex/military-wives-strip-down-raise-awareness-ptsd-battling-182300698.html

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  1. 4499124
    4499124 Jun 28, 2012

    As an army vet, W. Germany, early 60's, non-combat, it is hard not to be critical of what this stunt does for the tragic suicide rates. Attention getting? Yes, to a point. We must recall that a tiny fraction of one percent of American adults are in uniform, active and reserve.

  2. 18863844
    18863844 Jun 30, 2012

    Rediculous!!!

  3. 22957805
    22957805 Jul 04, 2012

    Maybe they should raise awareness in a more perfesional way sure naked backs are appealing but I'm sure some of the husbands wouldent want their wife's flaunting it to support then in fact if that was my wife I would would start asking some serious questions

  4. Spc.Poole
    Spc.Poole Jul 04, 2012

    Love how no seems to care what currently serving troops like my self think. Fing prudes

  5. 28458022
    28458022 Jul 04, 2012

    Awesome and inspirational Ladies!

  6. 18863844
    18863844 Jul 06, 2012

    Ladies(?)put your clothes on.You are getting nowhere because very few people are taking you seriously. Maybe band together and address Congress or the VA or some other entity that can actually help your cause. You are pathetic and have my sympathy.

  7. 29734842
    29734842 Aug 30, 2012

    yoooooo

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