Army Seeks To Curb Rising Tide Of Suicides

(Multimedia) At Fort Myer, Va., a small Army base across the river from Washington, D.C., Chaplain Mark Worrell is talking to about 100 soldiers, reciting the grim numbers.

"This year, 2012, there have been more suicides in the Army than combat deaths," he says. Full Story »

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Posted by: Posted by Pamela Hogle - Sep 27, 2012 - 9:32 AM PDT
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Edited by: Tanya J. Maurer - Sep 27, 2012 - 3:31 PM PDT
Sirajul Islam
3.5
by Sirajul Islam - Sep. 29, 2012

The story theme is well-taken but ends up with little. The statement of the problem is inadequate, and there's no interviews of soldiers, or cases as to why they are suiciding.

“This year, 2012, there have been more suicides in the Army than combat deaths,” says Chaplain Mark Worrell, Fort Myer. Va. More »

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Mark McMullen
4.0
by Mark McMullen - Jan. 22, 2013

Great article. The quotes from this article meant so much to this article because the professionals about the situation knew a lot about the problem at hand and were very qualified to talk about it. I felt the flow of the article says a lot and I never got bored. It made me want to keep reading.

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Samantha Ryan
3.3
by Samantha Ryan - Apr. 17, 2014

This article is relevant to my own life, however it is possible that for much of the US population this story is insignificant. The article is simple and to the point and explains the problem effectively and in a condensed manner. For readers that are unaware of the suicide problem rampant in the military community, then the story may not have much meaning, but it does open the readers eyes about a situation that may have been previously overlooked.

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Xavier Kimbrough
4.5
by Xavier Kimbrough - Jan. 21, 2013

I’m very happy that this issue is being brought to light at this time. 3 weeks ago, my best friends brother committed suicide after finding out that he wouldn’t be deployed from the base in North Carolina. I went over to visit with them while he was home and I could tell that he wasn’t happy to be back. He used angry and profane language which was unlike him when he was talking about his uncertainty of when he would deploy now. The soft-spoken young man that I had ... More »

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harmon john foley
4.7
by harmon john foley - Sep. 28, 2012

Yes, a very good piece. It covers the topic well and leaves questions in the readers mind.The story will stick with the reader because of the topic covered.

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by futureoptiontips - Sep. 27, 2012

very nice good writing news useful for every one

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Spitter Box
3.4
by Spitter Box - Nov. 12, 2012

Very good review of soldiers and their challenges upon return home from the battle field.

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