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SEP 23, 2013 - Huffington Post

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Military Suicide Leaves Survivors Struggling With Shame, Guilt And Social Stigma

The first thing that Shanette Booker had to do, when she awoke one dawn to find that her husband, Army Staff Sgt. Andre Booker, had shot himself to death on the floor of their bedroom closet, was to gulp down her shock and horror and get her two young boys out of the house. She took them to a friend's place down the street, somewhere safe and familiar, and arranged a sleepover for that night so she could deal with the police, the coroner and the funeral home. Finally, she checked into a local hotel and, alone at last, broke down. The rising toll of military and veteran suicides -- 350 ... Read More

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