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Tag: Suicide
  • An epidemic of veteran suicides

    Above is an inspiring letter received while I was deployed to Iraq. As I read it today, I am reminded that the sad thing about the letter is that more active-duty soldiers and Marines are giving their lives up by their own hands than they are in combat. It is being considered an epidemic of …

  • Government Study: Military Suicides Caused by Lack of Fish

    This is beyond horrific. Government psychiatrists are actually suggesting fish oil as a simple fix to prevent military suicides: This study, conducted by researchers from the Uniformed Services University of Health Sciences, the National Institute of Alcohol and Alcohol Abuse, may help identify a simple fix for service members going into harm’s way: supplementation with …

  • Soldier kills self rather than face 9th deployment

    A soldier committed suicide rather than be deployed again: Ashley says her husband Jared tried to come to grips with what he’d seen and done on his eight deployments in Iraq and Afghanistan. “And there’s no way that any God would forgive him – that he was going to hell,” says Ashley. “He couldn’t live …

  • More Iraq Veterans Kill Themselves than Die in Battle

    Shocked to discover the statistic that 2 times more American soldiers that served in Iraq had died in 2009 by committing suicide than those killed in combat during that same year hadn’t been properly addressed in the press and is unknown by a majority of the general population, New York-based installation artist Sebastian Errazuriz took …

  • Is It Time to End The War Yet?

    A sad and unfortunate statistic, as is any statistic that elucidates the toll of empire on human life, is the amount of suicide compared to the amount of combatant death in the military.  Soldiers are killing themselves at a higher rate than they are being killed in Iraq and Afghanistan.   Not only are soldiers …