Mental Health/Wellness Veterans

Suicide in the Military: A Veteran’s Point of View

I have recently changed professions and have found myself with an hour and a half long commute to my starting point. According to some surveys regarding the suicide rate among United States veterans, three vets take their own lives during my commute, or twenty-two veterans a day. While this number has come under a goodContinue Reading “Suicide in the Military: A Veteran’s Point of View”

Mental Health/Wellness National Guard/Reserve Political/News

National Guard Struggles With Highest Suicide Rates of Military

“Suicide Rate Doubles for Army National Guard,” CNN headline in 2001. “Why National Guard and Reservist Suicide Numbers May Be Misleading,” At War Blog, NY Times, 2013. “Reserve, Guard Soldiers Committing Suicide at a Higher Rate,” Defense One article, 2014. These are only a few of the headlines that come up when you type ‘NationalContinue Reading “National Guard Struggles With Highest Suicide Rates of Military”

Mental Health/Wellness

What Suicide Taught Me

  What Suicide Taught Me In 2010 I sat in my living room across from Bob Woodruff of ABC news. Woodruff was conducting an interview with myself, my now ex-husband and interviewed Shannon Galloway, who’s husband Major Chris Galloway had committed suicide not long before the interviews. Woodruff asked me a question that has angeredContinue Reading “What Suicide Taught Me”

Mental Health/Wellness

Suicide Prevention Month: Buy a Tie & Help Save a Life

In the past year my husband and I attended funerals for two different soldiers my husband served with – they both committed suicide. I remember sitting there at the first funeral and only being able to remember his smile and his ability to get anyone around either smiling or laughing. He was a husband andContinue Reading “Suicide Prevention Month: Buy a Tie & Help Save a Life”