Taking one’s own life is a troubling and sad act for the victim their loved ones. It is even more disheartening if that person sacrificed themselves for this country. Suicide among veterans has been an issue for years, but little is being done to raise awareness and help prevent it. Studies in recent years show that veterans who are involved in the Veteran Health Administration have high rates of risk of suicide year after year. Having been the son of a veteran who has committed suicide, it is critical that suicide among vets and people currently in the military be of more importance and well known among people.