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  • Why “22” Will Never Change

      By Anonymous Ever noticed how much the internet is abuzz about suicide? Every day you can visit any social networking platform and read at least one article about either a...

  • Death, Life and the Pursuit of Happiness

      By RU Rob   Three years ago I wrote a piece for The Rhino Den entitled “I have PTSD…So What?” Since then I have not been miraculously cured of my...

  • Ranger Up Talks Suicide: Suicide is Selfish

      By Kelly Crigger “Long is the way…and hard, that out of hell leads up to light.” –Milton If you’ve been keeping count, The Rhino Den has posted 17 articles on...

  • Ranger Up Talks Suicide: When the Brotherhood is Gone

      By Kerry Patton With suicide prevention month among us, it is critical to look at the dilemma from a standpoint of “loss.” Many professional psychologists have looked at military and...

  • Ranger Up Talks Suicide: We Ramble On

      By RU Guest Contributor Mark Endy Sometimes I don’t even know where to begin—where to pick up, or where to end. You start to feel that rush—the adrenaline is pumping...

  • Ranger Up Talks Suicide: Animal Suicide

      By J.E. McCollough Did you know animals sometimes commit suicide? Look it up. Google it. Cats can become so depressed they refuse to eat until they starve. Dogs can do...

  • Ranger Up Talks Suicide: The Facts

      By Greg Drobny, aka “Mr. Twisted.”   One of the most difficult things to do when addressing the topic of suicides in the military and Veteran community is to speak...

  • Ranger Up Talks Suicide: Why?

      By Special RU Contributor SFC (R) Michael Schlitz My name is SFC (Retired) Michael Schlitz and I am a 14-year US Army Veteran who medically retired after a severe injury...

  • Ranger Up Talks Suicide: The Need For Purpose

      By Peter Nealen I am not a shrink. I’m a former hairy-chested amphibious warrior. I am not suicidal. But, having been out of the service for a year, and off...

  • Ranger Up Talks Suicide: They Say It Gets Better

      By SGT B One round prepared to blast Thoughts racing, heart pounding Considering the obscene But a phone call saved me   I put on a hospital gown Sobbing uncontrollably...

  • Ranger Up Talks Suicide: An Introduction

      By RU Rob Suicide. When put together, those seven letters can draw out a range of emotions from fear to anger, sorrow to shame, and everything in between. In recent...

  • PTSD, Non-Stories, and the Hyperbole of Veteran Deification

      By RU Twisted A woman who worked as a therapist at a VA clinic was found to have been sharing images that implied making light of Veteran suicides. The pictures...

  • Ranger Up Talks Suicide: What’s Next?

    By RU Rob Over the last week The Rhino Den has covered the gamut relating to military and Veteran suicides. You have read first-hand how it affects the individual, friends, family...

  • Ranger Up Talks Suicide: How?

      By RU Guest Contributor Clarence Matthews Ever since I went on active duty we’ve had mandatory training. You know the quarterly requirements that no one really pays attention to? Early...

  • Ranger Up Talks Suicide: Suicide Isn’t Painless

      By Doc Bailey A brave man once requested me to answer questions that are key ‘is it to be or not to be’ and I replied ‘oh why ask me?’...

  • Ranger Up Talks Suicide: The Domestic Enemy

      By Captain Brandon J. Bettis Staff Sergeant Thaddeus Montgomery was a decorated combat Infantryman who died on January 20, 2010 in the Korengal Valley, Afghanistan. He was one of the...

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