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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

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
Dec 17, 2017 Valerie Romero
Dec 11, 2017 Jodi Ford
Dec 7, 2017 Ken Stein
Dec 3, 2017 Amber Lopez
Nov 30, 2017 Lori Nightingale
Nov 29, 2017 Lea Valerio He really & truly was the best.
Nov 15, 2017 John Dalla
Nov 10, 2017 Rilla Heslin
Nov 8, 2017 inger knudson
Oct 30, 2017 Barbara gale
Oct 23, 2017 Karrie Vukelic
Oct 12, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Oct 7, 2017 Virginia Lippert Thank you, President Obama
Sep 15, 2017 Lois Freeman
Sep 11, 2017 Averill Waterhouse
Aug 21, 2017 Jacqueline Calhoun
Aug 18, 2017 Rebecca Harper
Aug 7, 2017 danielle jacques
Aug 6, 2017 (Name not displayed) Thank you, sir, for this show of strength.
Jul 14, 2017 Fern Swecker
Jun 15, 2017 KAREN WASSING
Jun 15, 2017 silvia urban
Jun 11, 2017 Doug Helliesen
Jun 11, 2017 Amanda Barnes
Jun 10, 2017 Joyce Haskins
Jun 10, 2017 Evelyn Chuter What a beautiful gesture! Obama you are the Best!
Jun 10, 2017 Kathy Ritchie
Jun 9, 2017 James Deschene
Jun 5, 2017 Kenneth Horowitz
May 27, 2017 Patricia Kreger Boy do we miss you in the White House!
May 26, 2017 Juanita Montano
May 26, 2017 Agnes Hetzel
May 23, 2017 Karen Procter
May 21, 2017 Adam Fransella
May 20, 2017 Sherrie Collins
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Apr 9, 2017 Janet Coleman
Mar 20, 2017 PJ Chambers
Mar 13, 2017 Lesley Forrester
Mar 13, 2017 Mary Guillet
Mar 13, 2017 Farrah Sutton I'm greatful to see some good come out of such a painful thing to go through.Having lost a few veterans to suicide myself.

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