Captain America takes on a new enemy: suicide
Captain America has taken on some tough jobs over the years, and now he’s tackling one of the toughest: suicide.
In a free Captain America digital comic book, Captain America: A Little Help, a suicidal youth with a lot to be despondent about finds a reason to live after helping the red, white and blue-adorned hero defeat an unidentified robotlike villain.
Outliers doesn’t want to give the whole story away, but at a key moment, the youth flings the captain’s super-powered shield, saving the superhero but nearly getting killed himself in the process. Helping to win the battle gives the youth a reason to call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline, the phone number of which, 800-273-TALK, is featured prominently at a key moment in the story. The comic is getting a public relations push from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, which funds the suicide hotline. You can read the comic online at: bit.ly/eanCqa or with the Marvel app available on various Apple devices.
Captain America strikes a pose against suicide.