With the Army facing a record 133 suicides this year and more soldiers killing themselves in January than died in battle, Fort Campbell, home of the Army's 101st Airborne Division, is
shutting down for a three-day "suicide stand-down training event" – its second this year. Post commander Brig. Gen. Stephen
Townsend addressed all 19,000 soldiers "to make sure that people know we want them to
keep living," said spokeswoman Kelly Tyler.
"You still have the stigma in the Army of asking for help – it's an
institution of strength and honor," she said. "They need to understand
there is strength and honor in asking for help."