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Military Suicides

Huffington This Week: Just Ask

Arianna Huffington | Posted 10.30.2013 | Impact
Arianna Huffington

In this week's issue, we launch "Invisible Casualties," a month-long series that examines the ever-growing -- but not widely discussed -- issue of suicide in the military.

Huffington Labor Day Issue: Invisible Casualties

Posted 09.03.2013 | Impact

This week in Huffington, we kick off a special HuffPost series on preventing suicide within the military, an issue that grows troublingly more prevale...

The Spoils of War

Siddharth Chatterjee | Posted 09.11.2013 | Home
Siddharth Chatterjee

The damages of war go far beyond what we once believed; society has now reached an understanding about the kind of moral, communal and psychological toll war can have on the soldiers, their family, community and even country.

Brought to You by the Mentally Ill

Melody Moezzi | Posted 08.12.2013 | Media
Melody Moezzi

As one of the roughly 60 million Americans living with a mental illness, I was happy to hear President Obama highlight the issue at last week's National Conference on Mental Health. But that's not what many of my colleagues in the media picked up on.

What's New From the White House Conference on Mental Health

Ross Szabo | Posted 08.06.2013 | Healthy Living
Ross Szabo

On Monday, President Obama opened the second White House Conference on Mental Health with a meaningful plea to end the stigma surrounding mental illness and bring these issues out of the shadows.

The Mission Rolls On...

K. Lorrel Manning and Michael Cuomo | Posted 09.30.2014 | Arts
K. Lorrel Manning and Michael Cuomo

Happy New Year takes a bold look at the ugly issue of veteran suicide that is affecting so many of our warriors today. When we began this project, the statistic for veteran suicides was 18 per day. As of February of this year, the number has risen to 22 per day. We can no longer ignore it.

Katy Hall

LOOK: Veteran Suicides Outpace Child Gun Deaths

HuffingtonPost.com | Katy Hall | Posted 08.21.2013 | Politics

Memorial Day commemorates the U.S. soliders who lost their lives in service. It's also a time to recognize a growing but less visible group of fallen ...

Shedding Stigma of Mental Illness Within the Military

Robert David Jaffee | Posted 07.17.2013 | Politics
Robert David Jaffee

While I recognize that the military is a unique institution with its own codes of conduct and ethos, this policy, tacit though it may be, of stigmatizing mental illness has got to end.

Learning From Marines About Military Suicides

Joseph Bobrow | Posted 05.28.2013 | Media
Joseph Bobrow

Researchers Dr. Frank Tortorello and Dr. William Marcellino, sponsored by the Marine Corps' Training and Education Command and Center for Advanced Operational Culture Learning, did something novel. They listened to Marines, who described in great detail their experiences of stress and distress.

Military Suicides Rise, Despite 900 Programs

Joseph Bobrow | Posted 08.21.2013 | Politics
Joseph Bobrow

Not facing and addressing the appropriate depth of experience is ill-informed and borders on malpractice. The more things change, the saying goes, more they stay the same. As more and more die by their own hand. It is shameful.

Looking for Answers, Defending the Defenders

Georgette Mosbacher | Posted 05.19.2013 | Impact
Georgette Mosbacher

One a day. That's the suicide rate among military veterans, the highest ever recorded, as documented by the Pentagon earlier this year. It is completely unacceptable.

Help a Veteran by Hiring a Veteran

Kevin O'Brien | Posted 05.05.2013 | Impact
Kevin O'Brien

Hiring a veteran is not just the right thing to do, but it is one of the best decisions a business can make for their bottom line for a multitude of reasons: leadership, trustworthiness, dependability, training, education, integrity, maturity, and many more.

13,000 More Names to the List

Matthew Hoh | Posted 04.29.2013 | Politics
Matthew Hoh

The true measure of our society and the mark of who we are, not just as compassionate citizens but as responsible decision makers, is how we will choose to honor and remember those young men and women who have returned from overseas wars of our choosing broken, changed and sick.

AMERICAN TRAGEDY: One Military Suicide Every Hour

Reuters | Posted 08.21.2013 | Home

WASHINGTON, Feb 1 (Reuters) - The most extensive study yet by the U.S. government on suicide among military veterans shows more veterans are killing...

Sometimes the Hardest Part of Going to War Is Coming Home

Bryan Wood | Posted 03.31.2013 | Impact
Bryan Wood

How many combat veterans are suffering and just waiting for someone to ask them if they are hurting? As a nation, let's start asking.

A Word, a Number... Then What?

Catherine Clinch | Posted 03.24.2013 | Media
Catherine Clinch

Clearly, there is a gap in the mental health care that we are providing for those who serve in the military. Why has media the remained silent on this topic, rather than exposing the underlying root causes of this wide scale tragedy?

Those Who Say 'I Support the Troops' Really Don't

Michael Moore | Posted 03.05.2013 | Politics
Michael Moore

I don't support the troops, America, and neither do you. Here's what I do support: I support them coming home. And the best way you can support me -- and the ideals our country says it believes in -- is to get out of the military as soon as you can and never look back.

Veteran Suicides Each Year Eclipses Total OEF/OIF U.S. Military Killed in Action Since 9/11

John Henry Parker | Posted 02.20.2013 | Politics
John Henry Parker

If the latest trend continues there will be more Post 9/11 Veteran Suicides on the near horizon than are names on the Vietnam Wall (58,261), do the math.

Justice Still Not Served in Private Danny Chen's Case

Elizabeth OuYang | Posted 02.10.2013 | Crime
Elizabeth OuYang

Private Danny Chen was found dead in 2011 in a guard tower after weeks of physical abuse and unrelenting racial taunts by superiors. Can military courts deliver justice to a subordinate hazed by his superiors?

Are Our Vets Getting a Bum Rap?

Marjorie Morrison | Posted 02.06.2013 | Healthy Living
Marjorie Morrison

We civilians need to do a better job understanding and supporting our service members who have given all to protect our country. We can shift our thinking from problematic to positive when we think about hiring, counseling or dealing with our service members.

Grieving Mom: Military Suicides 'Out Of Control'

militarytimes.com | Posted 11.27.2012 | Impact

CALLAWAY, Fla. — Libby Busbee pounded on the window of her son’s maroon Dodge Charger as he sat in the driveway of their home earlier this year. L...

It's Long Past Time to Admit: The Military Solution in Afghanistan Has Failed

Robert Greenwald | Posted 12.05.2012 | Home
Robert Greenwald

Co-authored by John Amick Sunday, October 7, marks the 11th anniversary of the Afghanistan war, now the longest war in U.S. history. This date provide...

It's Time to Stand Up Against Military Suicides

Lisa Cypers Kamen, MA | Posted 12.04.2012 | Impact
Lisa Cypers Kamen, MA

With the heartbreaking suicide stories accumulating at an alarming rate, it's time to follow in the army's footsteps. There's never been a more critical time to stage our own suicide stand-down.

The Incredible Human Cost Of War

Posted 12.01.2012 | Politics

One in five veterans of the Iraq and Afghanistan wars are diagnosed with post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) - about 300,000 veterans to date. The s...

While the Army Stands Down, Suicide Rates Are Still Up

Paul Rieckhoff | Posted 11.28.2012 | Politics
Paul Rieckhoff

With the stakes this high, service members, veterans and their families deserve transparency and accountability.