Tag: Military Suicide

The Vet Center-The Best Kept Secret of the VA

The number one reason I’ve heard for not reaching out for help is fear. Fear that seeking help, much less needing it is a sign of weakness or failure. Fear of being reported to command, if still active duty. Fear that having sought help becomes a mark that will follow a veteran forever. Sadly, those... Read more »

Soldier Suicide There is Hope

22 a day. Some say that number is much higher, over 100 a day when all veterans are included. Even 1 a day is too many. It is an issue that everyone seems to know about, but no one really knows what to do. For too many a soldier survived life in a war zone,... Read more »

Red Fridays - George Patton and Ted Turner solve Military Suicide

Red Fridays - George Patton and Ted Turner solve Military Suicide
Everyone knows the General Patton story, the one about him visiting a hospital full of wounded soldiers and coming across a young man without visible wounds. When he is told the soldier has combat fatigue, General Patton slaps the kid and calls him a malingerer. As far as Patton was concerned, the problem was solved. I’ve... Read more »
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