Battling the Storm Within

Saturday, October 12, 2019

'Everybody's Overworked:' String of Suicides Raises Questions About Sailors' Stress Levels

Chief Religious Programs Specialist Ana Douglas, attached to U.S. 7th Fleet flagship USS Blue Ridge (LCC 19), attends a candlelight vigil in Yokosuka, Japan, in observance of Suicide Prevention month on Sept. 27, 2018. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Patrick Semales)

Three sailors assigned to the same ship died in apparent suicides in the last week, leaving some asking what more leaders can do to support troops as the military grapples with rising rates of self-inflicted deaths.

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