Veteran Suicide - What makes me different and keeps me going?

So, just yesterday, I received word that a veteran I knew, who I thought had it all together, attempted to commit suicide (for the second time). It boggled my mind! I was confused, frustrated, concerned, and wondering what I could do to help prevent other Veterans from having to experience this common occurrence. I have seen, done, and experienced just as much, if not more, bad and traumatic shit downrange as this Veteran I knew, so I did some soul searching and asked some other fellow veterans what kept them going to fight those demons and get through those lonely/dark times. Here are some different perspectives about suicide:

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