Mental health questions arise after suicide of two NCBC sailors

Mental health questions arise after suicide of two NCBC sailors

GULFPORT, MS (WLOX) - Officials with the Naval Construction Battalion Center Gulfport confirm two sailors stationed at the base have taken their own lives over the past week.

Base spokesman Rob Mims said one sailor took his own life last Friday, June 10. Mims also said it was a sailor who jumped off the top floor of a Gulfport parking garage Wednesday night.

Mims said further details will not be released.

WLOX News Now is digging deeper into the issue of mental health for active duty military personnel. We will be talking to mental health officials from the base later today.

Look for the report later this evening on WLOX News Now and WLOX.com.

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