The Army Medic in the Hole

“I can’t believe this is how I’m going to die,” thought an Army medic after falling down a well. “We’re in the middle of nowhere. No one is going to rescue us.”

A Lesser-Known Group At Risk of Suicide—Children of Servicemembers

Military kids can suffer from emotional stressors that left unaddressed can increase their risk of taking their own lives.

Soldier bounds down a 40 ft tower during a training exercise at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wa. U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Jacob Kohrs.

Moral Waivers

Not everyone is fit for the Army, but a loophole overlooks that. 

No Really, How Are You Doing?

A Marine Corps officer’s story of pain, stress, and a call to action to start honest conversations about mental health

Answering the Call

Vets4Warriors, a mostly donations-based phone support program, seeks to end the stigma of vets getting help and the shame of asking for it.

A Different Kind of Plague

After two men from the same unit killed themselves, maddening questions about life take their place for those who remain.

My Battle Buddy Was Always Smiling

J.P. Lawrence thought he knew his happy-go-lucky friend from deployment until he learned that Belland had struggled with addiction and died by overdose.

Hold My Housing Until I’m Ok

David Chrisinger learned to treat a writer’s words with the proper care before publication after a student veteran was pushed to the brink of suicide.

Dress Blues and Triple C’s

Scott Reel learned quickly that he could resist the Corps’ structure and suffer, or he could play the part of the good Marine, do his time, and then leave.