Suicide Considered An “Elusive” Enemy For US Military

Suicide Considered An "Elusive" Enemy For US Military.

ABC World News (4/29, story 9, 3:40, Sawyer) reported, "In the battle against suicide in its ranks," the US Army is "fighting an elusive, often silent, enemy. Last year, 160 active-duty soldiers committed suicide despite an unprecedented effort to address the problem." This enemy took the life of Chris Galloway, a "36-year-old father of three from Michigan" who "did tours of Iraq and Afghanistan." After noting that 40-year-old Jim Haus, another troubled soldier, decided to get help before following through on a plan to commit suicide, ABC News said Galloway's widow and Haus' wife both "agree…the suicide prevention effort must involve" educating families for it to be successful.