Health experts say there seems to be no concrete pattern or trend they can put their fingers on to explain suicide. Reasons vary, seasons vary; days, family dynamics, ranks, genders, job titles – all vary. And yet, suicides continue to pose a threat to military health and morale. Yet, statistics do bear out that summer tends to show spikes in suicides within the military community. Fort Knox officials account that to a number of possible variables.
LovieAnn Terrado, Fort Knox Army Substance Abuse Program specialist, talks with recently returning Soldiers from 1st Theater Sustainment Command about ways to reduce unhealthy reactions to stressful situations.