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Reason #5 – The Downward Spiral

Author: Stop Soldier Suicide
Date: September 25, 2016

The following is a conversation that begins when the Service member starts the transition and ends during the first year that the Service member becomes a Veteran.  The questions are being asked by a friend, and the answers (in italics) are provided by the Service member. This conversation illustrates the most important reason to support …Read More

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Reason #4: Better Preparation for a New Life

Author: Stop Soldier Suicide
Date: September 23, 2016

I have a unique perspective on military transition . . . I did it twice. I first did it as a non-combat Veteran in 2000. Within a year, I had moved back into my parent’s house, and I was unemployed. I had no idea what I was going to do with my life. I was …Read More

Reason #3 National Security

Author: Stop Soldier Suicide
Date: September 22, 2016

When I first considered joining the Army, I am reminded of the Army marketing slogan “Be All You Can Be.” I remember the jingle going through my head during the commercials of college football games, convincing me to “get an edge on life, in the Ar-r-r-my!” Remember those commercials back in the 1980’s? Do you …Read More

Reason #2: The Economic Justification

Author: Stop Soldier Suicide
Date: September 21, 2016

We can’t afford this kind of program. The government would never do it, it would cost too much. I had the opportunity to work in the Pentagon for two years. Through that experience, I learned the primacy of the almighty dollar. There are hundreds of great “ideas” in DC, but without money, they are just …Read More

Reason #1 – Because the President Said So

Author: Stop Soldier Suicide
Date: September 19, 2016

Seriously? We Could Have Created This Program 72 Years Ago? That’s right . . . The President of the United States said we needed to implement a Reverse Boot Camp . . . in 1944 . . . towards the end of World War II. Shocking, right? Well he didn’t call it a “Reverse Boot Camp,” …Read More

In Her Words: Why You Should Contact Stop Soldier Suicide

Author: Stop Soldier Suicide
Date: September 2, 2016

Amanda Goodlin was ignored. She was told to call 9-1-1. She felt alone but knew if she could just get to the right help, she’d be ok. She turned to Stop Soldier Suicide and found hope. “Thank you so much for your time Ms. Amber [case worker for Stop Soldier Suicide]! You are amazing and your …Read More