The Oregon National Guard says it's stepping up its anti-suicide efforts after the gunshot deaths of four members this year.
The Oregon Guard hadn't seen an instance of suicide for two years.
But, The Oregonian reports, the spike in deaths reflects a national trend of rising numbers of military suicides.
Guard officials say they started an effort to reintegrate troops soon after the first units began coming home from war in the last decade.
But one big problem remains: It's often tough for military members to acknowledge they need help.