The suicide of a Pennsylvania veteran last week in the parking lot at the Pittsburgh Veterans Affairs' H.J. Heinz facility in O'Hara was tragic because she was a young woman who seemed to have much to look forward to.
Chaplains who are part of the Army's first line of defense against suicide say they need more training in how to prevent soldiers from killing themselves, according to a RAND survey published online Tuesday.
Don Tipton doesn't know exactly where he'll be on the 22nd of each month. But he plans to always be standing in a high-traffic area, holding a sign to show support for his fellow veterans — and to raise awareness of their risk for suicide.