Tag: suicide prevention

Suicide Prevention Is Attainable

This is a topic that is near and dear to me. Reading these reports is distressing that we still have Soldiers out there that feel like this is the solution to their problems. Believe me, it’s NOT! But,… Read More

A Little Perspective Is In Order

UPDATE 17 Apr 2013: Welcome Blaze readers. For more information about the attacks and false claims against me by Michael Yon, please see THIS, THIS, and THIS post. [UPDATE 29 Sep 11: I’ve cut off comments to this… Read More

Suicide Rate Out Of Control In The Military

Unbeknownst to most, last October was National Depression Month. In observance of the month the military tried to increase awareness about the issue within the ranks. However, did most of you know it was even National Depression Month?… Read More

Pick Up The Phone

One of the few things related to music that Emily and I agree on is that Blue October ROCKS!!! We absolutely love the band. So much so, that the kids hate listening to it because we’re ALWAYS playing… Read More

Sons’ Deaths Inspires Soldier to Help Others

Major General Mark Graham is a man that knows sorrow, feelings of hopelessness, and tragedy. After losing two sons, he battled instincts to give up and live a life of grief and regret. MG Graham visited Redstone Arsenal… Read More

The Power of Seeking Help

CAUTION: THIS POST CONTAINS WRITINGS THAT MAY BE DISTURBING TO SOME READERS. IT CONTAINS A DEPICTION OF AN ACTUAL COMBAT INCIDENT. This past week was one of the worst weeks I’ve experienced probably since I left Iraq.

Local Media Covers PTSD and Suicide Prevention

I was interviewed after a briefing with Major General Mark Graham about PTSD, depression, and suicide prevention. I’ll have video up of his inspirational speech later, but for now, here’s the story the local media ran. If you… Read More