Military suicide Congress Is Paying More Attention To Veteran Suicide, But Progress Is Slow By Caitlyn Kim • Jan 25, 2021 Kristen Christy New federal laws seek to improve mental health care for veterans and their families. But advocates say it will take time for local communities to feel the effects. 'You've Got To Talk About Your Stuff': The Air Force Stands Down To Discuss Suicide By Dan Boyce • Sep 9, 2019 Kyle Cope / U.S. Air Force In response to a string of suicides in the Air Force, every base is holding a one day stand down, where airmen can learn and talk about mental health issues. Facing Unique Mental Health Challenges, Female Veterans Are Killing Themselves More Often By Jay Price • Apr 23, 2018 Jay Price / American Homefront Female veterans are nearly 2 1/2 times more likely than their civilian counterparts to kill themselves. Advocates say women's mental health challenges are different from those of men. A Special Memorial Day Ceremony Honors Troops Who Died By Suicide By Bobbie O'Brien • May 24, 2017 Bobbie O'Brien / American Homefront Memorial Day can be especially difficult for relatives of service members who died by suicide. They often feel stigmatized, even around other military families.