“February seventh, I attempted to commit suicide," said Senior Airman Kirk Nelson, 23d Force Support Squadron honor guard head trainer.
“That day I took eight [painkillers],” said U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Kirk Nelson, 23d Force Support Squadron honor guard head trainer. “My body was shaking and I started throwing-up. I was lightheaded, standing outside in 32-degree weather and pouring sweat. People walking by asked if I was alright, but I wasn’t letting anybody know.”
After roughly eight months, Nelson is ready to share how loss and stressors of daily military life inevitably brought the 27-year-old Airman to his breaking point with hopes his story will help others understand and prevent suicides.