Hagel: Seeking Mental Health Treatment Embodies “Moral Courage.”

The Military Times (9/4, Kime) reports that yesterday, Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel announced that “seeking mental health treatment is a ‘choice that embodies moral courage, honor and integrity’ and recommended those who need help call the Military Crisis Line, 800-273-8255, anytime.” Hagel’s announcement comes at the start of Suicide Prevention Awareness Month. Meanwhile, Jacqueline Garrick, director of the Suicide Prevention Office, “said officials are working to reduce the stigma of seeking behavioral health treatment.”

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— “Hagel: Getting mental health help shows ‘courage, honor and integrity’, “Patricia Kime, The Military Times, September 3, 2013.

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