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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National Guard. mil -- Fri, 17 Sep 2021 NYNG Soldier, Airman to attend Brazilian jungle training SYRACUSE, New York Two New York National Guard members will represent the United States and the New York National Guard during the Brazilian Jungle Warfare Centers annual international course... (more)
National Guard. mil -- Fri, 17 Sep 2021 NYNG artillery battery recognized by Field Artillery School NEW WINDSOR, N.Y. The New York Army National Guard's Alpha Battery of the 1st Battalion, 258th Field Artillery, has been recognized as the most outstanding Guard artillery battery in the... (more)
Auburn Citizen -- Wed, 15 Sep 2021 Veteran of war in Afghanistan takes over Auburn's National Guard battalion New York Army National Guard Lt. Col. Frank Quintana, a veteran of the War in Afghanistan, took command of Auburn's 102nd Military Police Battalion during a ceremony at Fort Drum on Saturday,... (more)