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Hip-hop video lyrics address veterans’ suicide issues

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Posted at 11:35 AM, May 06, 2013
and last updated 2013-05-06 11:41:27-04

A hip-hop song encouraging battle buddies to be on watch for suicidal signals among their peers is being used, informally, within the Army as a prevention tool to help the branch stem an ongoing suicide crisis, according to a report from NBC News.

“Red Flags,” written and recorded by former Army tank gunner Jeff Barillaro, was created as an urgent call for current troops as well as Iraq and Afghanistan veterans not to ignore or miss the sometimes-subtle yet often-obvious behavioral changes known to precede many suicides, the report says.

Read the entire article from NBCNews.com, HERE.