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Suicide in the Military

20/20 Hindsight: What if Iraq Continues to Unravel?

Shad Meshad | Posted 03.29.2014 | Impact
Shad Meshad

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Suicide in the Armed Forces: Helping Grieving Military Families Pick Up the Pieces

Bonnie Carroll | Posted 11.11.2013 | Impact
Bonnie Carroll

When talking about suicide prevention this month, do not forget these families or allow discomfort to make you miss their stories and message. TAPS is about honoring the life that was lived, and the service that was rendered.

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.

Military Suicides Hit Tragic Milestone

AP | ROBERT BURNS | Posted 03.16.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Suicides in the U.S. military surged to a record 349 last year, far exceeding American combat deaths in Afghanistan, and some priva...

Nine Stories That Will Change Your World in 2013

Sarah van Gelder | Posted 03.04.2013 | Politics
Sarah van Gelder

While the Earth didn't end on December 21, 2012, the year's end was marked by a new awareness of the urgency of the climate crisis. Americans are becoming increasingly aware of the preciousness and fragility of life on Earth.

Why Heroes Kill Themselves

Ruth Bettelheim, Ph.D. | Posted 01.10.2013 | Politics
Ruth Bettelheim, Ph.D.

We know that traumatic brain injury increases rates of suicide and that it is the "signature injury" of the current wars. Yet it frequently goes undetected, or is misdiagnosed as PTSD or depression. Patients who are misdiagnosed, and therefore mistreated, are unlikely to recover. Instead, they are likely to despair.

Military to Hold Conference on Escalating Suicides; Drugs Not Allowed

Dr. Peter Breggin | Posted 06.21.2012 | Healthy Living
Dr. Peter Breggin

Suicides and personal violence in the military have continued to escalate since some of us first began warning about these problems and their relationship to the simultaneously escalating prescription of psychiatric drugs to active duty soldiers.

We Can't Prevent Suicides and PTSD in the Military

Michael Blumenfield, M.D. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michael Blumenfield, M.D.

There is no purple heart for those with PTSD and there is no letter of condolence from the President to the families of those who died from suicide. This is outrageous!