Suicide Prevention

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Cmdr. Sarah Arnold is a physician trained in family medicine and preventive medicine. She served in the Navy for 14 years and completed two tours in Iraq.
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One of the great things about being in the military is we all can relate to each other, especially when it comes to deployment, family separation, and work related stress.
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We’ve seen stories and videos from many military officials and service members about how to recognize when a service member is in need as well as what you can do to help.
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As the Marine Corps continues to fight for America’s freedom for the eleventh consecutive year, suicide and suicide attempts continue to take their toll on the force. Commandant of the Marine Corps Gen. James F. Amos speaks to Marines about their responsibility to look out for one another and ensure each Marine is mission-ready. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Brian Lautenslager)

A single suicide is one too many. I need every Marine in full battery, ready for the next fight!
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Cmdr. Russell Carr speaking with a staff member. Photo by Bernard S. Little.

By U.S. Navy Cmdr. Russell Carr, Service Chief, Adult Outpatient Behavioral Health Clinic, Walter Reed National Military Medical Center Just the other day, I found myself thinking about a patient of mine who killed himself. I had an “anniversary reaction” …
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