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Media Reporting and Veteran Suicide


Author: Stop Soldier Suicide
Date: October 6, 2016

Watching the news during this election cycle doesn’t inform me – it just pisses me off. The Winners and Losers Veterans are not political pawns. I am not interested in how talking points are manipulated for one side or the other, and that is all I seem to see on the news today. Here is …Read More


Hi, My Name is Jeph Jones


Author: Stop Soldier Suicide
Date: October 3, 2016

Hi, My name is Jeph Jones! I`m a combat veteran, I did two tours in Iraq with 101st Airborne Division. In 2011 I had suicidal thoughts. I was at the point where I was like, “F— this life, I don’t want to live anymore.” My Lowest Point I lost a lot of friends in the …Read More


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