More Marines Attempting Suicide Than Ever Before
A new report finds Marine suicide attempts are at an all-time high. Marine officials credit better reporting with the higher numbers. But no one's denying the military has a big problem with suicide prevention.
The North County Times breaks down the numbers this way:
A suicide prevention program official told the North County Times that 11 of the Marines who committed suicide this year were based at Camp Pendleton.
The Marine Corps has established a website that allows troops who feel suicidal an option to talk to another Marine, or to live chat via the website. There's even a link to find local counseling resources. All calls are completely anonymous. It's called DSTRESSLINE, and you can click here to visit the website.