The rate of suicide among service members and Veterans is far too high, but it’s important to remember that prevention is possible. Take a moment to watch this special PSA from Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III and Secretary of Veterans Affairs Denis McDonough.

We want to ask everyone to stay connected with your friends, family members, and teammates. And if you're hurting, support is within reach.

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Your military is an all-volunteer force that serves to protect our security and way of life, but Service members are more than a fighting force. They are leaders, humanitarians and your fellow Americans. Get to know more about the men and women who serve, who they are, what they do, and why they do it.

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