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The risk of suicide in military children nearly doubles during a parent's deployment. Daniel killed himself during his father's last tour. He was 12 years old.
He hung himself from the bunkbed he shared with his brother.
His mom, Tricia, is wondering how Daniel's brother will cope with his father's upcoming deployment.
So is another military spouse whose boy tried to kill himself during his dad's last tour - who also learned that her soldier will be deployed again in 2012.
Isolated incidents? Not if you're a military family member.
These two moms will join other military family members on November 17 in this nation's Capitol to present Homefront 911: Military Family Monologues. True stories about how 10 years of war is really coming home.
12:00 noon at the US Capitol Visitor Center Congressional Auditorium free & open to the public.
HOMEFRONT 911: “Truth-telling at its Disturbingly Best” Coming to United States Capitol Visitor Center
Military Family Monologues about the war at home to be presented on Capitol Hill.
Benefit performance at Shirlington Busboys & Poets Thursday, November 17 at 7:00 pm.
Struggling with bearing the home front burdens of two wars for ten years, military family member’s rates of mental health issues are approaching those of service members. A study released earlier this year found that suicidal ideation in boys with a deployed parent is nearly twice that of civilian boys. Tricia Radenz, the mother of a 12-year-old boy who killed himself during his dad’s 2nd tour, will be speaking at Homefront 911: Military Family Monologues at the United States Capitol Visitor Center Congressional Auditorium at 12:00 noon on Thursday, November 17.