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Let's Talk

by MC2 Alexa Trafton, All Hands Magazine
09 December 2020


According to the 2018 Department of Defense Suicide Event Report, suicide is the second leading cause of death in the military. Let's Talk is an awareness series that shares the stories of those who have survived suicide attempts, dealt with suicidal thoughts, or have lost friends or family to suicide. We hope this series encourages someone to seek help.




For more information on the Navy's Suicide Prevention efforts visit for resources, tips and hope. The National Alliance on Mental Health has a 24-hour helpline as well and can be reached at 1-800-950-6264. If you or someone you know is in need of immediate assistance, the Military Crisis Line is available 24/7. Call 1-800-273-8255 (Option 1), text 838255 or visit for free and confidential support.