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Suicide Prevention: One Mother's Story

  • Defense Health Agency
  • Aug. 23, 2022 | 1:33

Virginia Cooper's son, Joshua Jaymes Wood, a veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps, was 30 years old when he took his life on November 7, 2021. This is her story.

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If you are having thoughts of suicide, call the Veterans/Military Crisis Line for confidential support 24/7, 365 days a year. Call 988 and press 1 or chat online at