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April 6, 2018

Wounded Troops Share Stories, Strength

Eight wounded service members returned to Afghanistan as part of the 24th iteration of Operation Proper Exit, to bring a message of hope and resiliency to soldiers through frank discussions about the best outcomes for some of the worst injuries soldiers face.

Dec. 6, 2017

Fort Stewart Soldiers Stand Together to Prevent Suicide

Medical professionals from the 3rd Infantry Division’s 2nd Armored Brigade Combat Team and embedded behavioral health specialists from Fort Stewart, Georgia, used a car show to engage participants in conversation surrounding suicide.

Sept. 13, 2017

Suicide Prevention Month: Timely Actions Can Save People’s Lives

According to officials with the Employee Assistance Program at U.S. Army Garrison Stuttgart, Germany, someone who is considering suicide may display a number of behavioral indicators -- some are direct, they said, while others are subtle enough to be missed until it is too late.

July 31, 2017

DoD, VA to Hold Biennial Suicide Prevention Conference

The departments of Defense and Veterans Affairs will host the only national suicide prevention conference that specifically addresses suicide in military and veteran populations in Denver.

June 30, 2017

Wounded Warrior Turns Tragedies Into Inspirations

Ryan Shannon, a former Navy submariner, has fought health issues including traumatic brain injury and thoughts of suicide, but he perseveres with the help of family and friends. Shannon will compete at the 2017 Department of Defense Warrior Games in Chicago.

April 5, 2017

Face of Defense: Airman Battles Depression, Encourages Others to Get Help

Air Force Staff Sgt. Srun Sookmeewiriya -- or “Sook,” as many people know him -- may seem like a happy and carefree airman at first glance. The 313th Expeditionary Operations Support Squadron’s noncommissioned officer puts forth an earnest effort to keep his unit alive and running, so his struggle with depression and suicidal thoughts come as a surprise to many.

March 28, 2017

Army Chaplains, Assistants Provide Spiritual Support to Soldiers

Members of the Army's Chaplain Corps provide spiritual support to soldiers in both deployed and garrison environments. The support provided can include religious education, clergy counsel, worship services, and faith group expression.

March 2, 2017

Face of Defense: Airman Makes New Life After Family's Abuse

Air Force Tech. Sgt. Chandra Towns has made a new, better life for herself in the military after enduring an abusive family relationship as a young girl. Towns said she hopes that by sharing her story, others who are going through abusive situations will be willing to open up and seek help like she did.

Nov. 22, 2016

New Peer-Support Service Launches

The DoD “BeThere” peer support call and outreach center is staffed by peers who are veteran service members and family members of veterans, and aims to provide support for everyday problem-solving of career and general life challenges.

Oct. 31, 2016

NEA, DoD Launch Creative Forces Sites Expansion to Increase Art Therapies

At the National Intrepid Center of Excellence, officials announced an expansion between the National Endowment for the Arts and the Defense Department to bring creative arts therapies to service members, veterans and their families.

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