According to the Veterans Administration, more than 6,000 Veterans lost their lives to suicide in 2017, and that number continues to rise. Stresses of Military life can be tramatic, or acute - building gradually over time - escalating the Veteran suicide rate to roughly twice that of the population as a whole.
The NYARNG Safety Office has assembled tips to help identify the warning signs of suicide and suggested actions one can take to help anyone suffering from mental health crises.
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Nationalguard.mil -- Thu, 14 Oct 2021 NYNG's 106th Rescue Wing trains on beach for winter driving MASTIC BEACH, N.Y. - Over 100 New York Air National Guard Airmen assigned to the 106th Rescue Wing prepared for winter weather emergencies by conducting driver training on the beach.
National Guard.mil -- Thu, 14 Oct 2021 Four Soldiers are 1st in NYNG to earn Expert Soldier Badge FORT DRUM, New York - Four Soldiers became the first in the New York Army National Guard to earn the new Expert Soldier Badge Oct. 1, following two weeks of training and testing at Fort Drum.... (more)
TBRnewsmedia -- Thu, 14 Oct 2021 Student volunteers clean up Smithtowns Long Beach On Saturday, Sept. 25, approximately 40 Town of Smithtown Youth & Community Alliance student-volunteers joined up with members of the National Guard Counterdrug Task Force, in conjunction... (more)