Thursday, September 8, 2011

Suicide Prevention Week

If you haven't already heard, this week is Suicide Prevention Week. While soldiers may return home alive, many of them experience depression or PTSD. And unfortunately, too many will go on to attempt suicide.

Our brave men and women should not have to come home and feel so hopeless that they consider taking their own life. If it seems you or a loved one experiences these feelings or expresses a desire to commit suicide, please contact the National Suicide Prevention Hotline at 1-800-273-TALK.

Sometimes people, and especially soldiers, don't ask for help until it's too late. They need to realize that there is no shame in asking for help. No soldier operates alone on the battlefield,  and there is no reason they need to suffer alone when they come home. Click here to see a page at the Veteran's Crisis Line on how to identify symptoms of a problem and how to receive help.

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