We have all heard the statistics and stories about suicide. It is an epidemic among young troops and veterans. I was heartened to hear that the military is taking the bull by the horns and making a concerted effort to identify and help those who are struggling. The Navy’s BUPERS, for example, has a website (click here) that provides tools for commands and individuals to get proactive about preventing suicides. Take a look at the site – there is a lot of good information there.
Several military cartoonists are getting involved too, to take part in the effort and help to de-stigmatize the issue.