Report: Suicide Rate Soars Among Young Vets
-Time Magazine, January 2014 
Suicides of young vets top those of active-duty troops 
-USA Today, January 2014  
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IMPORTANT/ URGENT  PRESENTATIONS FOR ARMED FORCES AUDIENCES
Charles Hoge, MD, Colonel, U.S. Army (Ret.)

Serving in a war zone changes everyone...And, returning home can be even more challenging. In his ground-breaking book, Dr. Hoge explains how to successfully transition home from combat.

 

Charles Hoge is a nationally-known expert on PTSD (post-traumatic stress disorder), mTBI (mild traumatic brain injury) and other physiological reactions to war, as well as treatment strategies for war-related conditions. Dr. Hoge's expertise spans psychiatry, trauma, public health, health policy, and infectious diseases. His articles in The New England Journal of Medicineand The Journal of the American Medical Association are the most frequently cited medical articles about the impact of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.   

 

 Once a Warrior, Always a Warrior-  
Navigating the Transition From Combat to Home

Once a Warrior

Dr. Charles Hoge
Dr. Charles Hoge
Every day, 22 veterans take their own lives.
Kevin Hines
Kevin has spoken to over a quarter of a million people around the globe about his first hand experience with suicidal thoughts and his eventual attempt to die by jumping off of the Golden Gate Bridge.

Kevin Hines continues to promote suicide awareness internationally; speaking with student, professional, and veteran affairs audiences about his battle with Bi-Polar Disease and his on-going crusade to Live Mentally Well.

Just released in 2013 to high praise, Cracked Not Broken is a testimony of ongoing recovery,  an affirmation that with hard work, persistence, and support, anyone can improve their quality of life. This book should be read by anyone seeking to gain a deeper understanding of what it is like to live with a mental illness.

 


Cracked, Not Broken: Surviving and Thriving After a Suicide Attempt

 

 

 



Kevin Hines

"If we can get them engaged in (mental health) services, we can make a huge difference, and that's encouraging".
MG Mark Graham (Ret.) & Carol Graham

2013 Lifetime Achievement Award Recipients Major General Mark Graham (Ret.) and his wife, Carol, are tireless advocates of suicide prevention, mental health awareness as well as issues specific to our nation's armed forces such as PTSD.

 

Their journey began when their son Kevin, a senior ROTC student, suffered from depression and took his own life after discontinuing use of his medication. Months later, their other son, Jeffrey, was killed in action in Iraq. 

 

MG Graham and his wife, Carol, have dedicated their lives to preventing suicide and de-stigmatizing mental health care.  

 

Oct 2014 Book Release!
The Invisible Front
: Love and Loss in an Era of Endless War

 


The Grahams 

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