During the month of September, IDW and Hasbro are offering G.I. Joe #7 for free digitally in observance of National Suicide Prevention Awareness Month. This month is a time to share resources and stories in an effort to shed light on suicide and mental health. We’re proud to share G.I. Joe #7, an 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 real depictions of overcoming the stigma around seeking mental health treatment, peer support, setbacks during treatment, and recovery.
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.
You can read and share G.I. Joe #7 by clicking this link or the cover below.
To find out information about the Governor’s and Mayor’s Challenges, and how your state or city is implementing state-wide suicide prevention best practices for Service Members, Veterans, and their Families, visit the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration website.
- If you or someone you know is in an emergency, call 911 immediately.
- If you are in crisis or are experiencing difficult or suicidal thoughts, call the National Suicide Hotline at 1-800-273 TALK (8255)
- 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.