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The war within-suicide

FORT CAMPBELL, Ky. (AP) - Authorities believe that 21 soldiers
from Fort Campbell killed themselves in 2009, the same year that
the Army reported 160 potential suicides.
But behind the scenes, there has been a concerted effort at Fort
Campbell over the past year to change the hard-charging military
mindset to show no weakness.
There are Army doctors like Tangeneare Singh, reaching out to
soldiers struggling silently from depression, trauma-related stress
and other mental illnesses. And there are platoon sergeants like
Robert Groszmann, trained to listen carefully to the soldiers under
his command to detect signs of trouble. He calls it "a paradigm
shift from the old Army that tells you to suck it up, rub some dirt
on it and you'll be fine."

(Copyright 2010 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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