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President Obama has announced that he will begin sending condolence letters to the families of soldiers who have committed suicide. In the past, this initiative has been met with concern and stigma, because many believe that acknowledging suicide is taboo.

President Obama removed that stigma by saying, "This issue is emotional, painful and complicated, but these Americans served our nation bravely. They didn't die because they were weak."

Recently, there has been a much greater push for service member mental health services. President Obama recognizes the extreme mental toll war can produce, and he wants to make sure our soldiers are getting the help they need.

Sign the petition thanking President Obama for his continued support of our veterans and for taking a real, growing problem out of the stigma in which it once existed.

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Dear President Obama,

I commend you for taking the step to recognize our service members who have been psychologically affected by the consequences of war. It's a growing reality that many soldiers are taking their own lives as a result of the painful mental difficulties associated with wartime. Up until recently, suicides were not recognized by the US government as direct outcomes of war.

The reality is that war places stress and unrest on the human psyche, and some soldiers find themselves unable to handle the extreme emotional agony. It's incredibly noble of you to honor those who have taken their own lives as a result of war by extending your condolences to their families.

We simply cannot ignore the hardships that war and battle produce for our brave soldiers. Recognizing that suicide is a real issue within this community is one step toward ensuring future soldiers and veterans are receiving the help and support they need.

Thank you for continuing to stand up for America's soldiers.


Petition Signatures

Jul 15, 2018 Patricia Kellen
Jul 4, 2018 Rebecca Gurley
Jun 25, 2018 Richard Rheder
Jun 11, 2018 John Berkland
Jun 11, 2018 Lynne Minore
Jun 9, 2018 Lisa Hayes
Jun 2, 2018 Carol Painter
Jun 1, 2018 Heather Companion
May 24, 2018 Christina Aragon
May 22, 2018 Aliyah Khan
May 9, 2018 Leah Helmer
May 8, 2018 suzanne caruso
Apr 28, 2018 Kaley Bill
Apr 14, 2018 Nancy Lowell
Apr 11, 2018 Lisa vasta
Apr 6, 2018 thomas friedman
Apr 6, 2018 Natasha Moore
Mar 25, 2018 Jan Simpson Thank you President Obama for standing with our Veterans. We greatly appreciate it. As a Veteran I thank you.
Mar 24, 2018 Wanda Anthony
Mar 13, 2018 Diana Monks
Mar 13, 2018 Ian Whitelaw
Mar 13, 2018 Debbie Sorrell
Mar 13, 2018 Lawrence Owen
Mar 13, 2018 DayLynn McDonald
Mar 6, 2018 Carroll Towner Thank you for actually caring for our veterans not just giving lip service.
Mar 5, 2018 Deborah Crandall
Mar 5, 2018 Jane Chischilly
Feb 28, 2018 Betty Kowall
Feb 27, 2018 Walter Johnson
Feb 24, 2018 Kathryn Gallagher
Feb 13, 2018 MaryLynn Michaelis
Feb 13, 2018 Linda Hanchett
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Feb 13, 2018 Jenny Geyer
Feb 13, 2018 Dawn Spencer
Feb 12, 2018 Czora Pagsolingan
Feb 12, 2018 Martha Kubik
Feb 9, 2018 Beveryn Swaim
Feb 8, 2018 Mary Sier
Feb 7, 2018 Ruth Rogers
Feb 4, 2018 miriam feehily
Feb 1, 2018 Russell Jackson
Jan 30, 2018 Barbara Leary
Jan 14, 2018 Ashley Rozanski
Jan 14, 2018 Vicky Palmerton
Jan 14, 2018 Sue Ellen Lupien
Jan 4, 2018 Randall Bong Thank you
Dec 29, 2017 Carmen Rodriguez
Dec 28, 2017 Linda Ronconi

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