Talking About Suicide

Because it's not a taboo

The Pulitzer Prizes

The annual Pulitzer Prizes for excellence in journalism were announced today, and among the winners is this photo essay by Craig F. Walker by The Denver Post. He explored the life of Brian Scott Ostrom, who came home from his service in Iraq with post-traumatic stress disorder. One of the most striking photos is a close-up of Ostrom’s tattooed, stitched-up wrist a few days after he tried to kill himself with a “nice kitchen knife.” The photo essay quotes Ostrom as saying of veterans with PTSD, “Every one of us has a suicide plan. We all know how to kill, and we all have a plan to kill ourselves.”

Ostrom has been home since 2007. The photo was taken last year.

Note that the story includes a prominent link to the Veterans Crisis Line.

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