suicide prevention

The Military Tragedy The Media Didn’t Notice

Murder, suicide, and workplace violence are endemic to members of the American armed forces. Since 2001, more active-duty military personnel have committed suicide than have been killed in Afghanistan. The suicide rate among recent veterans…


Soldier raises awareness, breaks record: longest distance run while wearing gas mask

By Nicholas Holmes FORT STEWART, Ga. – In Greenville, South Carolina, Sgt.1st Class Augusto Piñeiro, a combat engineer and platoon sergeant with Company B, 9th Brigade Engineer Battalion, 2nd Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry…


American Warrior Initiative launches #AWI22Challenge campaign to provide service dogs for U.S. Veterans

LEESVILLE, La., April 25, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — In an effort to support programs that work to eradicate veteran suicide, Fairway Independent Mortgage Corporation’s nonprofit American Warrior Initiative (AWI) started the 22 For Warriors Campaign: #AWI22Challenge….


Memorial Day 2016

From Wounded Warrior Homes: “This morning I heard someone say, ‘Have a Happy Memorial Day,’ which struck me as odd. I’d say, ‘Have a reflective Memorial Day.’ Memorial Day is the day we remember all…


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Veterans Affairs, DoD and community partners strategize to tackle veteran suicide, ‘invisible wounds’

by Arthur Mondale WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs has a new strategy to combat the number of veteran suicides, one that includes reducing the number through social engagement. Department of Veterans Affairs…


Bringing a Soldier back from the ledge

Story by Erik Warren FORT HOOD, Texas – A medic assigned to Headquarters and Headquarters Battery, 1st Cavalry Division Artillery passed a truck pulled over on a highway overpass four miles south of here. It…


Jacob Schick shares his story to raise awareness for suicide prevention

Jacob Schick shares his story to raise awareness for suicide prevention

Story by Lance Cpl. David Staten DALLAS — As Jacob and David were walking into a 7-Eleven, a homeless man approached them begging for money. Jacob reached into his pocket, pulled out a five-dollar bill…


I Will Not Be #22 starts Pledge Program


Photo by: Evan Vucci House Veterans Affairs Committee Chairman Jeff Miller (at microphones) has continued to speak of the need to head off veteran suicides. (Associated Press)

Veteran suicide estimate of 22 per day sparks debate, spurs lawmakers to action

Its most oft-cited – and contested – figure in the grim field of veteran suicide research: 22. That’s what some researchers say is the average number of U.S. service veterans who take their lives every…