During the stand down 18th MEDCOM (DS) Soldiers participated in U.S. Army Pacific’s events and held its own training at the Aliamanu Military Reservation community center and the unit headquarters. The unit split into small groups and used skits and group presentations to give Soldiers the tools to fight the threat of suicide. One in five people will have at least one episode of major depression. Being sad sometimes is normal, but being depressed for a long period of time is not. The attached link leads to an anonymous online self-assessment tool. Soldiers can take a few minutes and see where they are. http://www.militarymentalhealth.org "Seeking help when needed is a sign of strength, help is out there, it's available and it works," said Cpt. Gary Moore, commander, Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 18th MEDCOM (DS). "The quicker you get help, the quicker you get back into the fight." If you are feeling distressed or hopeless, thinking about death or wanting to die, or, if you are concerned about someone who may be suicidal, please contact Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255).