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Suicide prevention among military personnel

US MarinesCraig Bryan explained that suicide by gun should be considered a public safety problem, not a mental illness issue. He compares safe storage practices to wearing a seatbelt when we drive. “It’s just a safety strategy — a very simple thing that we can do that actually reduces the likelihood of us dying during an unexpected accident,” he said. “Now, this is in essence what safe storage practices are for firearms. It works in the exact same way.”

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Last Updated: 10/2/19