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Military Suicides

PBS's 'This Emotional Life': Memorial Day -- Remembering Military Suicides

Brigadier General (Ret) Stephen N. Xenakis, M.D. | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Brigadier General (Ret) Stephen N. Xenakis, M.D.

For some families, this Memorial Day will be especially hard. Their loved ones didn't die the hero's death. They were one of 160 soldiers last year who committed suicide, despite the military's unprecedented effort to stem the tide.

Stigma Ain't What It Used To Be

Joe Pantoliano | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Joe Pantoliano

On the flight back to JFK, I was consumed with thoughts about the plight of the soldiers, my own journey, and mental dis-ease, the taboo topic that had brought our paths together.

Marcus Baram

Family Of Suicide Soldier Still Waiting For Condolence Letter From Obama | Marcus Baram | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Last August, Gregg Keesling was at home watching President Obama's speech to the Veterans of Foreign Wars in which the president stated that one of hi...

Why Obama Doesn't Write Families Of Soldiers Who Commit Suicide

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Wednesday's Wall Street Journal reports on a longstanding White House policy that Presidents do not send condolence letters to families of U.S. soldie...

US Military Suicides Rise, Despite Prevention Efforts

McClatchy | Halimah Abdullah | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

WASHINGTON -- Eight years of war in Afghanistan and Iraq have etched indelible scars on the psyches of many of the nation's servicemen and women, and ...

While Dying, Editor & Publisher Showed Journalism How To Live

Will Bunch | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Will Bunch

While I greatly mourn E&P's passing, I want to call attention to the splendor of its final years, when it died like a supernova, with a great burst of energy.

Congressional Hearings On Antidepressant-Induced Suicide In The Military

Dr. Peter Breggin | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Peter Breggin

Psychiatry and the pharmaceutical industry continue to have a stranglehold on the treatment of active duty soldiers who become stressed.

See No Evil

Robert Koehler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert Koehler

The heavily armed, trained killer was "under stress" when he raped, then murdered a 14-year-old girl and tried to burn her body, after having murdered her parents and 7-year-old sister.

Sentencing of Steve Green in Abeer Death, Command Structure In Iraq

Gail McGowan Mellor | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Gail McGowan Mellor

Enlisted people moreover are only one dimension. The truly dangerous distortion is at the top, in the command structures.