Following his second deployment to Iraq, in which he lost troops and a clear sense of mission, Army Maj. Hall became increasingly angry, began pushing away his family, and contemplated suicide until his commanding officer helped him get needed help for PTSD.
Today, September 10th, is World Suicide Prevention Day. Real Warriors, like Maj. Jeff Hall, who have had the strength to reach out for treatment and are proving through example that reaching out makes a difference.
Maj. Hall and other Real Warriors are asking Americans to help spread the word about the many psychological health tools and resources available for active duty service members, members of the Guard and Reserve, veterans and military families.
Service members bear the great responsibility of protecting our nation, and as Americans, it is our duty to support their physical and psychological strength.
Real Warriors like Maj. Jeff Hall, who have had the strength to reach out for treatment, are proving through example that reaching out makes a difference and getting help does not mean the end of a military career.