It's time to put an end to suicides in the military. Now.
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President of the United States

It's time to put an end to suicides in the military. Now.

    1. Petition by

      Chase Colston

From January to August, the U.S. Army alone reported 212 suicides by soldiers, many of whom who had not even step foot in Iraq or Afghanistan yet.

Over the same time period, the Army reported 171 soldiers died from combat.

On average, one U.S. soldier commits suicide each day of the year.

As we continue to face challenges overseas and soldiers are either deployed or are awaiting deployment, the government is tackling the issue of helping soldiers who are suffering from depression, to post-traumatic stress disorder and other illnesses that are leading to the major spike in suicides.

But the government is not doing nearly enough.

Tell our federal legislators and the Department of Defense to put more practices into action to end military suicide.

Our soldiers deserve better.

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    • Haleigh Hooper TYLER, TX
      • about 2 years ago

      My best friend is in the military.

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    • Valerie Blake SPRING, TX
      • about 2 years ago

      Bring our boys home and stop out sourcing there jobs to other country's

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    • Brandy Norton MOUNT ENTERPRISE, TX
      • about 2 years ago

      Im annoyed this is even a question. The soldiers well being , should be be more important than those of congress who set on their asses and tell people what they can and cant do. seriously !!!!! smh

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    • Stacey Senzig CHICAGO, IL
      • about 2 years ago

      This is important to me as I have a high school son who has recently joined the JROTC program.

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    • Carla Gamblin TYLER, TX
      • about 2 years ago

      I hold our military Men & Women close to my heart. I have family and loved ones who have served and are serving, doing it for this country and Me. As the saying goes, "If you can't stand for them, stand in front of them"

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