Army Secretary: Suicide is one of the most challenging issues we face
By Spc. John Martinez
September 10, 2012
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Secretary of the Army John McHugh speaks during the 2012 National Strategy for Suicide Prevention press conference held at the National Press Club Washington D.C. Sept. 10, 2012. To the right of McHugh is Kathleen Sebelius Secretary, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services; to her right is Gordon Smith, President and CEO, National Association of Broadcasters; to McHugh's left is W. Scott Gould, Deputy Secretary of the Department of Veterans Affairs; and to his left Dr. Regina Benjamin U.S. Surgeon General. (U.S. Army photo by Spc. John G. Martinez)
Army Secretary McHugh commented on the impact of suicide on the military community in particular. "Suicide is one of the most challenging issues we face," he said. "In the Army, suicide prevention requires soldiers to look out for fellow soldiers. We must foster an environment that encourages people in need to seek help and be supported."
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