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Suicides in the Army continue to remain high. In October, there were 20 potential suicides of active-duty Soldiers, meaning that some have been confirmed and others remain under investigation. The number for potential or confirmed suicides in September was 15. So far this year, there have been 166 potential or confirmed active-duty suicides, and last [...]
STUTTGART, Germany: Millions of Americans have turned to yoga as a form of exercise, but here in Stuttgart, U.S. service members are using it to improve their resiliency. The 5,000 year-old practice of yoga can help stressed-out servicemembers restore their inner sense of peace and calm. “People who have been down range are frequently in [...]
AUSTIN, Texas: Enhanced leadership, ensuring recruits are compatible with military service and conducting better post-deployment screenings are among solutions the acting director of the Army National Guard recently suggested to reverse the spike in Soldier suicides. We could be at 100 suicides by the end of the year, said Maj. Gen. Raymond Carpenter, speaking at [...]
WASHINGTON, D.C. : The Army today released the Health Promotion, Risk Reduction, and Suicide Prevention (HP/RR/SP) Report, the result of a focused 15-month effort to better understand the increasing rate of suicides in the force. This candid report is intended to inform and educate Army leaders on the importance of recognizing and reducing high risk [...]
BETHESDA, Md: Bonnie Carroll, co-chair of the congressionally mandated Suicide Prevention Task Force, aims to remove the stigma within the military of seeking mental health care. Ms. Carroll is the founder and executive director of the Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors. The group represents all military families who have experienced the loss of a servicemember. [...]