Essay on Suicide Prevention
14 December 2010
Suicide Prevention for the Military
Today is very sad and troubling days in the military. The hero’s are coming home from war safe and sound only to die by their own hands, suicide.
I am deeply saddened to know that my band of brothers and sisters are dying. The fact that they are not dying on the battle field is not what has my sorrows at the forefront of my thoughts, but that they themselves are taking their lives by their own hands. There has to be away for the rest of us to help, and that help has to start now.
The military is starting to set up programs for the mental health crisis that is sweeping today’s soldiers. We as American’s need to step to the forefront …show more content…
There are some strides being made to reach out to veterans. This is happening by using modern communication streams such as Facebook, Twitter, Flickr, and YouTube (“Suicidal vets find lifeline on social Web sites”). Now that soldiers are using this media to talk, a local Veterans Association in Huston Texas is starting their own local Web site for veterans and soldiers in the Huston area to get together and talk things out(“Suicidal vets find lifeline on social Web sites”).
The modern battlefield has many of the same comforts as most Americans homes have, such as internet right at their bed sides. This is making it possible for soldiers to keep in touch with their families back home. The military should use this as a tool and start local