Drugs Are Not the Answer for Soldiers

There is a veritable pandemic of suicide among our military veterans in the United States as we continue to draw down an already decade-long war in Afghanistan. During the first half of 2012, there was a 22% year-over-year increase in active duty Army suicides. This rate hit an all-time high in July with 38 deaths, …

The Battle Against Veteran Suicide Far From Over

A 3.7% decrease in Active Duty Soldier suicides from 2009 to 2010 is not something the Department of Defense (DoD) should tout as an indication that suicide prevention programs are working, especially when Reserve and National Guard suicides nearly doubled from 80 to 145 in the same time span. Of more dramatic concern are the …

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