U.S. Army base in Alaska is the epicenter of military suicide crisis | USA TODAY

After U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Jonathan Baker had suicidal thoughts, the lack of mental health providers in Alaska forced him to wait for help.

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Suicide devastates more than the service member and their family. It reverberates among the soldier's peers, eroding morale and readiness, said Col. Stephen Phillips, who commands the Army's 1-25 Stryker Brigade Combat Team at Fort Wainwright.

Seven soldiers at Fort Wainwright have died by suicide since Phillips took command of the brigade in 2020. None of the units he'd commanded in the 20 prior years had suffered one soldier lost to suicide.

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    1. @Diana Hill you are trolling people. Look at you. Couldn’t even let someone post an emoji without saying something. ☠️

  1. Bye Bye UKRAINE, bye bye EUROPE, bye bye USA, bye bye NATO, bye DOLLAR. Now RUSSIA will speak and YOU will listen.RUSSIA POWER. PUTIN BEST OF THE BEST

  2. I was stationed in Fort Wainwright 2 years ago… about 12 suicides in our u it within the first year.. pretty bad, and I heard from some of my buddies when covid hit it got even worse, my wife was what helped me get through it and even them she was getting affected as well

  3. Yeah well leave it living in Alaska will mess you up humans aren’t made 3 months of darkness 3 months of life

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