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Army Suicides Reach Highest Level

Active-Duty Army Suicides Reach Highest Level Since 2012 By: Haley Britzky January 31, 2019 at 06:32 PM https://taskandpurpose.com/army-suicide-2018 The number of active-duty soldiers who took their own lives reached a five-year high in 2018, an Army spokesman confirmed to Task & Purpose on Thursday. The Army had 138 active-duty suicides during calendar year 2018, according…
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US Special Ops Suicides Triple in 2018

With March being recognized as Mental Health Awareness Month, it is so important to be aware of the increase in suicides within Special Operations and to not continue the stigma associated with mental illness. Please let someone know if you are struggling and never be afraid to ask for help. Please help us Spread Awareness and if you know someone who may be struggling, call them and let them know you are thinking about them and they are not alone.

 

https://www.cnn.com/2019/02/02/politics/socom-military-suicide-spike-2018/index.html

 

*If you're thinking about suicide, are worried about a friend or loved one, or would like emotional support, the Lifeline network is available 24/7 across the United States. Call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 800-273-TALK (800-273-8255) to reach a trained counselor. Use that same number and press "1" to reach the Veterans Crisis Line.

Mental Health Crisis in Special Operations Forces

Commandos to Counselors: A response to the special operations forces mental health crisis February 14 By: Jon Hollis https://www.militarytimes.com/opinion/commentary/2019/02/14/commandos-to-counselors-a-response-to-the-special-operations-forces-mental-health-crisis/ There is a growing mental health crisis among members of the U.S. Special Operations Forces community that is not being adequately addressed. On Feb. 2, 2019, CNN reported that suicides among those currently serving with U.S.…
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Single Ranger battalion deployment leads to 1,900 terrorists killed or captured

Single Ranger battalion deployment leads to 1,900 terrorists killed or captured, several valor awards By: Todd South   March 13 https://www.armytimes.com/news/your-army/2019/03/13/single-ranger-battalion-deployment-racks-up-1900-terrorists-killed-or-captured-valor-awards/ The 1st Ranger Battalion’s members ran 198 combat missions that resulted in 1,900 terrorists killed or captured in their most recent deployment. After the deployment, 14 of the Rangers recently received valor awards. Maj.…
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