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Military Suicides

image courtesy of Laurie Fueston image courtesy of Laurie Fueston

June 24, 2013 - 11:20 pm

Military loss doesn’t always mean death in combat.  Sometimes it can take the form of a training accident, plane crash or… suicide.  With the growing numbers of service members coming home, we see that they return to face another war – Post Traumatic Stress Disorder.

The Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors (TAPS), is a national non-profit devoted to providing ongoing, peer-based, emotional support to anyone grieving the death of a loved one who served in the Armed Forces. Increasingly, those deaths are due to suicide.


Laurie Fueston of Bellingham, Washington.  Laurie is the mother of Josh Fueston, who served in Iraq and took his own life after a long battle with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder.

Listen to the interview: KBCS_M+I_20130624_Military Suicide

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2013 Josh Fueston Memorial Swim to Live

Hearts Toward Home

Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors

The National Center for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

Defense and Veterans Brain Injury Center

Defense Centers of Excellence

Veterans Crisis Line: 1-800-273-8255(press 1) U.S. and Canada