The VA held a Spartan Pledge Friday in Reno to address suicide among those who've served in the military.

The pledge created by Boone Cutler gives veterans a mission to seek another veteran before taking their life - a subject that's often taboo among veterans.

The event featured rapper Sabo, a veteran himself, who performed at the event along with local rock band, Seasons of Insanity. Their lead singer, Shane Whitecloud is also a veteran.

The Spartan Pledge states: 

I will not take my own life by my own hand until I talk to my battle buddy first. 
My mission is to find a mission to help my warfighter family.

This year alone at least four veterans have their own lives.