Army chaplains need training to help suicidal soldiers


United States Army Chaplain Tim Meader, left, and Chaplain William Lovell, both from Fort Carson, Colorado, bow their heads in prayer during an Easter service at Camp New Jersey, in Kuwait on April 20, 2003. Photo courtesy of REUTERS/Adrees Latif *Editors: This photo may only be republished with RNS-ARMY-CHAPLAINS, originally transmitted on April 9, 2015.

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Chaplains who are part of the Army's first line of defense against suicide say they need more training in how to prevent soldiers from killing themselves, according to a newly published survey.