September is a time to share resources and stories in an effort to shed light on suicide and mental health. IDW Publishing and Hasbro are proud to share G.I. Joe #7, an free digital issue in which Scarlett, suffering from the realities of a life of combat, recalls how she found her way to the burgeoning G.I. Joe movement.
Issue #7 presents an honest look at the psychological impact of combat, with realistic depictions of overcoming the stigma around seeking mental health treatment, peer support, setbacks during treatment, and recovery.
The story was developed with input from those involved in Tulsa’s Mayor’s Challenges, a community of individuals, families, and organizations aimed to reduce suicide among our Service Members, Veterans, and Families.
Special thanks to our consultants on this story: Patricia Watson, PhD and Peggy Willoughby, APR, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs’ National Center for Posttraumatic Stress Disorder and U.S. Army SFC (R) Duane K.L. France, LPC.
To find out information about the Governor’s and Mayor’s Challenges, and how Oklahoma and Tulsa are implementing state-wide suicide prevention best practices visit the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration website.
- If you are in crisis or are experiencing difficult or suicidal thoughts, call COPES at 918.744.4800
- If you or someone you know is in an emergency, call 911 immediately.
- If you’re uncomfortable talking on the phone, you can also text NAMI to 741-741 to be connected to a free, trained crisis counselor on the Crisis Text Line.