David Parish's Story
Retired Sgt. First Class, David Parish, kept his struggle with suicidal thoughts to himself because he felt others would judge him if he reached out for help. After attempting suicide, he received help and support from his leaders, peers, and loved ones in addition to the Military Health System (MHS). Sgt. First Class Parish now wants to make sure his fellow warriors understand they don't have to struggle alone. They must seek help early and utilize the MHS resources.