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  1. Depression Facts

    Depression is a serious illness that requires treatment. People suffering with depression may have trouble with daily life for long periods of time. Different forms of Depression: Major Depression: Consists of severe symptoms that interfere with your ability to sleep, eat, study, work, and generally enjoy your life. Often, people...
  2. Military Suicide is at an All-Time High

    Tragically, the Marine Corps and the Army released their reports on suicide for 2011, and we’ve learned that among Marines, suicide attempts are higher than they’ve ever been, and in the Army, more soldiers have taken their own lives than in any year previously. It is a matter of deep...
  3. Suicide Prevention

    Warning Signs Many people experience emotional and mental health crises every day. For service members and veterans, their experiences in military service can exacerbate these crises to a point of no return. Learn to recognize these warning signs: Feeling like there is no reason to live Hopelessness Anxiety, agitation, and...
  4. Need Someone to Talk To? A Guide to Getting Help

    They used to call being married to a soldier “the toughest job in the Army.”  Now more than ever, it still is, and sometimes we need some support. As military family members, it is important to remember that although most of us do not deploy or face combat situations, we...
  5. Casualties of War

    Robert joined the Army at 18 years young, right after high school. He served in Vietnam and became successful, providing the destruction of war. He served nineteen-months in Vietnam, and did parts of his tour in various assignments: he was a rifleman, a 90MM Recoilless Rifle gunner, and a leader...
  6. Don’t Let Depression Go Undetected

    Military personnel are exposed to elements that may cause depression on a more regular basis. Being away from loved ones for long periods of time, being in combat and the trauma of combat can cause feelings of loneliness, stress, and hopelessness. The constant strain of military life can have a...
  7. Give Homeless Veterans A Sense Of Home

    Though some might associate the term “homeless vets” with nothing more than a line from Billy Joel, the sad fact is that twenty-two years after the recording of “We Didn’t Start The Fire”, little has changed for returning soldiers. It is estimated that over 10,000 homeless veterans of the Iraq...
  8. Parents of Servicemembers Share Experiences and Advice

    Parenting comes with its own challenges, but being the parent of a service member is even more complex. A small group of parents shared what they faced, and advice they have for new military parents. CONCERNS Charles Henckler, USCG ret., and his wife had concerns about their daughter’s safety and...
  9. Your Spouse Has Depression? Here’s How to Help.

    I have depression. Actually, if you want to be specific, my diagnosis is much longer and more detailed than that. Depression is a lot shorter to say and to type.  Let us not be prisoners of mere words and move forward together. I am lucky to have my spouse.  Not...