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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 Survivors. The group represents all military families who have experienced the loss of a servicemember. [...]
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 each service testified about military mental health before the House Armed Services Committee. “The most [...]
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 of suicide and behavioral health among military personnel, launched in October 2008, in partnership with [...]
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 Academy of Pediatrics, and that makes it an important topic for the Department of Defense [...]
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 problem reaches a tragic end. A recent Army study shows that 60 percent of 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 involve members who’ve never deployed overseas, Gates said. Gates also said he’s been told that [...]