Sgt. Meadow Adkins received mental health treatment following her third attempt at suicide. She hopes her story helps others.
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Suicide in the military is on the rise, climbing from 20.3 per 100,000 troops in 2015 to 28.7 per 100,000 in 2020. The problem is most acute in the Army. Within the Army, nowhere is the crisis more evident than Alaska. And in Alaska, Fort Wainwright is the epicenter of the epidemic.
In 2021, 17 soldiers in Alaska died by suicide, more deaths than the two previous years combined and far above its average of six per year from 2016 to 2020.
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