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Suicide up 20% in Military During COVID

Military suicide has gone up 20% compared to this time last year. The Department of Defense would not say it’s specifically because of coronavirus, but they alluded to this. Military suicide has long been a serious matter. However, many leaders have said this pandemic has added stress to an already stressful job. Army Secretary Ryan …

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Self inflicted gunshot ends 2 hour stand off in 29 Palms

Early Tuesday morning, Marine Corps Base Twentynine Palms went on lockdown. This was a result of reported gunshots, suspected to be from an active shooter. A 2 hour interaction ensued after military law enforcement found the suspect on a nearby hillside. However, this ended with the Marine in question receiving a fatal self inflicted gunshot …

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Afghanistan update- 2 attacks, prisoner exchange delayed

It seems like things in Afghanistan are really starting to heat back up this year.  While they haven’t been the greatest since it all started in 2001, it felt like the past couple of years dwindled down and we were beginning to make progress.  Unfortunately, this year has brought the highest death toll for US …

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4 Naval suicides, same carrier, too many!

Across the nation, this month is all about Suicide Prevention. Most of the people reading these articles know the military rates of suicide are extremely high. Too high. Over the weekend, posts started circulating about two suicides surrounding a Naval Aircraft Carrier.  After reviewing headlines, it has been confirmed by the Navy that four suicides …

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Active Duty and Veteran Suicide Rate Increases. Are You At Risk?

Despite highly touted efforts to curb the suicide rate among active-duty service members and veterans, suicides remain high and the mental health watchdog Citizens Commission on Human Rights International (CCHR) says the Armed Forces and Veterans Affairs need to fully investigate the role of prescription psychotropic drugs in these suicides. We reported on this issue months ago …

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Superman Falls: John Preston’s Mission to Promote Life after Loss

John Preston‘s life took a tragic turn when his oldest brother, the family rock, succumbed to post-traumatic stress and committed suicide. The passing of his brother was enough to make John consider ending his career. Instead, he found a new mission: partnering with the Valkyrie Initiative to find others like his brother, and, through music, …

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How A Millennial Kept An Elderly Marine From Committing Suicide

Everyone likes to bag on millennials, including us, but there are a lot of them out there that are veterans and have their heads on straight. This is the story of one of them, who found a way to bridge the generation gap and save a fellow veteran’s life. We get several hundred messages per …

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