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U.S. Army Tweet Backfires, Instead Gets Heartbreaking Response from Veterans

Editor's Note

If you experience suicidal thoughts or have lost someone to suicide, the following post could be potentially triggering. You can contact the Crisis Text Line by texting “START” to 741741.

On May 23, a U.S. Army tweet about serving in the military garnered thousands of stories from current and previous service members. The thread highlighted a stark reality about the mental health of U.S. active and veteran military members and the lack of support many receive during and after their service. The U.S. Army later responded, vowing to take care of its service members.

The conversation began on social media after the U.S. Army tweeted a video of a service member sharing how the military influenced his life, followed by a question: “How has serving impacted you?”