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Task force takes up effort to prevent suicides

Task force takes up effort to prevent suicides

BETHESDA, Md: Bonnie Carroll, co-chair of the congressionally mandated Suicide Prevention Task Force, aims to remove the stigma within the military of seeking mental health care. Ms. Carroll is the founder and executive director of the Tragedy Assistance Program for […]


Uncertainty about military suicides frustrates services

Uncertainty about military suicides frustrates services

WASHINGTON: The most frustrating part about suicide prevention is the uncertainty about what causes troops to take their lives, top military leaders said here July 29. This near-unanimous chorus was sounded on Capitol Hill when the second-ranking military officers of […]


‘Dream team’ of researchers to study Army

‘Dream team’ of researchers to study Army

WASHINGTON: A ground-breaking study of behavioral health in the Army may soon provide answers on what causes suicide and what programs can best prevent them. A media roundtable at the Pentagon Thursday provided an update on a five-year, $50-million study […]


Defense schools work to raise awareness, prevent suicides

Defense schools work to raise awareness, prevent suicides

WASHINGTON: Officials from Defense Department schools are taking on the tough topic of suicide to prevent what is a leading cause of death among teens. Suicide is the third-leading cause of death among 15- to 19-year-olds, according to the American […]


Army takes new approach to suicide prevention

Army takes new approach to suicide prevention

BAGHDAD, Iraq: As the number of Soldiers committing suicide continues to rise, the Army’s suicide prevention campaign shifts its focus to junior leaders in an effort to arm them with the tools they need to help their Soldiers before a […]


Armed Services Field Programs to Combat Service-member Suicides

Armed Services Field Programs to Combat Service-member Suicides

WASHINGTON: One service-member suicide “is too many,” and each military service now has programs designed to combat the problem, Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates told reporters at a Pentagon news conference today. About one-third of the suicides in the military […]


 
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