Many soldiers will come to a time when they just want to quit Basic Training. Many of them want to quit, in fact, so many that we've written a page about that subject specifically, they need that connection with home. There's a lot you can do at home to support them though their struggles, and a lot the army has in place to encourage them not to quit. Some soldiers do process out, some quit, some even feel suicidal. Remember during the times that you read these letters that you are important too, and to seek self-care if it's needed. Remember that Basic Training is hard. Most don't actually quit, it gets better, they get better. In the meantime, if you're in search of solutions, resources, and ways to help, or your soldier has mentioned suicide in a letter or phone call, check out this page about quitting basic training.