This month we’re beginning a new medical series here on KRCC with specialists from Fort Carson, aimed at highlighting various health observances. Medical conditions are certainly not exclusive to military personnel or the civilian world. To kick off the series, Colonel Jimmie Keenan, Commander of Evans Army Community Hospital, talks about an issue that’s hit hard, not only in the Army, but also in the greater community. But first, we begin with Colonel Keenan explaining why a series like this is important.

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For more information, here’s the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline website.

 

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