September 25, 2012

Is Mililtary Suicide Preventable?

Amy Bushatz | | By now most have heard the news – the suicide rate in the military is climbing and our leaders are calling it an “epidemic.”

And yet one group continues to fall through the cracks: military families.

It’s not a lack of resources. Amy post Fort Campbell, for example, has almost 600 individual programs for family members, all aimed in one way or another at reducing stress which, in turn, lowers the risk for suicide. And yet leaders readily admit that they have a problem getting information about the programs out to the people who need it most. Soldiers can be forced to sit through briefings on seeing the signs of suicide risk and stepping up to prevent, but family members cannot (nor should they be)...(READ MORE)

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