Re "Military fights war against suicides" (Foon Rhee, Dec. 1): Everyone deals with death differently. Depending on their support system, some take more than several years to recover from the death of a loved one, while others can cope within a year. I think efforts to help prevent the suicide of our veterans and troops is a great movement. Military branches and family members are becoming more aware of this epidemic and are taking action to prevent it from happening to other families and friends, which resulted in suicidal rates in the military decreasing by 22 percent this year through late October. Veterans can now seek help openly because of the increased awareness of support programs in the military. Friends and family members can also quickly access information that is available to them through programs such as the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention.
-- Hui L. Chen, Sacramento