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HONORING THE SERVICE OF SOLDIERS WHO COMMIT SUICIDE

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http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2010/07/17/AR2010071702692.html
HONORING THE SERVICE OF SOLDIERS WHO COMMIT SUICIDE
By Greg Jaffe
Washington Post Staff Writer
Sunday, July 18, 2010
There was only the subtlest hint that this memorial service was different.

Army Introduces New Efforts To Combat Rising Suicide Rates

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http://www.foxnews.com/us/2010/07/15/army-introduces-new-efforts-combat-rising-suicide-rates/

Army Introduces New Efforts To Combat Rising Suicide Rates
By Patrick Summers

Published July 15, 2010
| FoxNews.com

One Suicide's Survivors

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http://www.armyg1.army.mil/hr/suicide/docs/Words%20Can%20Work24%20June%202010.pdf

One Suicide’s Survivors

FACT: People who die by suicide are frequently suffering from undiagnosed, undertreated, or untreated depression. Source: Suicide – Some Answers, National Strategy for Suicide Prevention, A Collaborative Effort of SAMHSA, CDC, NIH, HRSA, HIS

www.preventsuicide.army.mil

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ALARACT 196/2010 NEW ARMY SUICIDE PREVENTION PROGRAM WEBSITE NAME, DTG
281950Z JUN 10. The Deputy Chief of Staff, G-1 (DCS, G-1), Army Suicide
Prevention Program has adopted the website domain name
http://www.preventsuicide.army.mil . The
new domain name provides a more recognizable, easier to remember name for
Soldiers, leaders, DA civilians, and family members when seeking
information or assistance for health promotion, risk reduction and suicide
prevention.

A victory as Army mounts anti-suicide campaign

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http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/us_soldier_saves_buddy

By DAN ELLIOTT, Associated Press Writer Dan Elliott, Associated Press Writer – Sat Jun 19, 10:27 am ET
DENVER – Army Spc. Joseph Sanders was despondent over the breakup of his marriage and feeling alone in the oppressive heat of an Iraqi summer when he turned his rifle on himself and pulled the trigger.

Suicide the unseen enemy for Marines

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http://www.signonsandiego.com/news/2010/may/02/suicide-unseen-enemy-marines/

Suicide the unseen enemy for Marines
Corps had military’s highest rate in 2009
By Gretel C. Kovach, UNION-TRIBUNE STAFF WRITER

Sunday, May 2, 2010 at 12:56 a.m.

RESOURCES
• National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: (800) 273-8255

• Military OneSource 24-hour hotline: (800) 342-9647

Military kids' reactions to Rand Corp. study

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A creative fifth-grade teacher asked her class to respond to a recent Rand Corp. study about the stress of deployments on military children. Most of the kids in her class have had a parent deploy multiple times - some as many as four - and they had a lot to say about the study. Read more here: http://www.stripes.com/article.asp?sect ... icle=69682.

Gayle Forman's book, If I Stay

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Hello,
I read Gayle Forman’s book, If I Stay, and was captivated. The following is a description from amazon.com:
From Publishers Weekly

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