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Suicide Prevention Month (September) Audio News Release PSA Transcript

Suicide Prevention Month (September) Audio News Release

Suicide Prevention Month (September) Audio News Release

Video of Suicide Prevention Month (September) Audio News Release

Date Recorded: August 2011

INTRO: More than two million service members have bravely served in the Iraq and Afghanistan conflicts. The Real Warriors Campaign offers tools and resources for service members who may be experiencing invisible wounds. During National Suicide Prevention Awareness Month, the campaign encourages warriors and families coping with invisible wounds to reach out for support.

Army Major Jeff Hall coped with thoughts of suicide until his commanding officer helped him get care for post-traumatic stress; support that helped him maintain a successful military career.

HALL: MY P-T-S-D ACTUALLY SNUCK UP AND GRABBED HOLD OF ME WITHOUT ME KNOWING IT. I DO BELIEVE IT CAN BE DEFEATED, HOWEVER I DO BELIEVE THAT YOU CAN’T DO IT ON YOUR OWN. I DID IGNORE IT AND IT CAME BACK TO ME TENFOLD. DON’T BE AFRAID TO COME FORWARD IF YOU NEED ANY HELP.

CLOSE: Learn more by visiting www.realwarriors.net or calling 1-866-966-1020.

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