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Army Suicide

All Hands on Deck: How We Can Help Someone Who's Suicidal

Lisa Firestone | Posted 10.28.2012 | Healthy Living
Lisa Firestone

Taking an "all hands on deck" approach to suicide prevention can truly save lives. Knowing the warning signs for suicide and the helper tasks that can prevent a suicide equips us with powerful tools for assisting those at risk.

Army Sergeant Sentenced For Alleged Racial Hazing That Led To Suicide

AP | Posted 09.30.2012 | World

FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. — An Army sergeant was sentenced Tuesday to 30 days in prison, a demotion and docked a month's pay for his role in the allege...

Memorial Day: An Opportunity to Reach Out to Veterans

Lisa Firestone | Posted 08.21.2013 | Healthy Living
Lisa Firestone

Getting veterans to the help they need is imperative. It is also valuable for us to have an understanding of the many factors that lead to increased suicide risk among veterans.

NRA Wants to "Honor" Soldiers, Unless It Involves Stopping Military Suicides

Josh Sugarmann | Posted 03.26.2012 | Politics
Josh Sugarmann

Although the NRA likes to wrap itself in the flag of others' valor while professing to look out for the best interests of U.S. military personnel, its concern evaporates when a soldier's health butts up against the chance to sell just one more gun.

Why Army Suicides Are Down: Report

AP | By PAULINE JELINEK | Posted 01.19.2012 | Impact

WASHINGTON -- The number of suicides among soldiers has been leveling off but there's been a dramatic jump in domestic violence, sex crimes and other ...

Soldier's Family Says That He Was Abused Almost Daily Before Suicide

AP | By DEEPTI HAJELA | Posted 03.07.2012 | New York

NEW YORK -- A teenage Army private who committed suicide just weeks after getting to Afghanistan had been mistreated by comrades on an almost daily ba...

Suicides In Army National Guard Doubled Last Year

AP | PAULINE JELINEK | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

WASHINGTON — Suicides among active duty soldiers dropped slightly in 2010 after five years of record increases, Army leaders said Wednesday. Bu...

Fort Carson Says Its Suicide Rate Is Falling

AP | DAN ELLIOTT | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

FORT CARSON, Colo. — The suicide rate among soldiers at Fort Carson is on track to drop by about 45 percent this year compared with 2008, as the...

Reflections on Suicide

Christopher Lukas | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Christopher Lukas

The rate of death by suicide in the armed forces is increasing at alarming rates. Death is terrible, no matter how it comes. But death by suicide leaves those left behind, asking Why? How?

Why Army Suicides Continued to Rise in May, and What We Can Do

Jon Soltz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jon Soltz

The root causes of combat stress leading to suicide are three-fold, mostly out of the hands of our generals, and therefore must be addressed by the Federal government.

More Soldiers Lost to Suicide than to Al Qaeda in January: Iraq Veterans Storm the Hill

Paul Rieckhoff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Paul Rieckhoff

I'm leading a delegation of Iraq and Afghanistan veterans from across the country to Washington, DC this week to educate our nation's leaders on the most pressing issues facing today's troops and veterans.

Army Suicide Rates Hit Record High

AP | PAULINE JELINEK and KIMBERLY HEFLING | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Stressed by war and long overseas tours, U.S. soldiers killed themselves last year at the highest rate on record, the toll rising f...

Army Under Stress From Long Wars

AP | PAULINE JELINEK | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — U.S. soldiers are committing suicide at record levels, young officers are abandoning their military careers, and the heavy use of f...