Tag Archives: Suicide Awareness

Suicide Prevention: Ask, Care, Treat

By Lt. Holly Black, suicide prevention coordinator, Naval Hospital Pensacola It’s been three years, but I remember it like it was yesterday.  My night shift just started and I received the reports on my patients.  I was sitting at the nurse’s station reviewing orders when the phone rang and my co-worker answered it. I hear, “Ensign Black, sure.  Wait one, …

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Robin Williams and 47 Shipmates, Suicide takes a toll

By Douglas H. Stutz, Naval Hospital Bremerton Public Affairs Navy Medicine is recognizing September as Suicide Prevention Month, but the death of actor and comedian Robin Williams has brought the devastating act to the forefront of our emotions. When Williams was pronounced dead by suicide, the loss of such an enormous talent and ardent supporter of our military was felt …

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