Army brass seeks answers to increase ...

Army brass seeks answers to increase in suicides

There are 2 comments on the Newsday story from Mar 31, 2009, titled Army brass seeks answers to increase in suicides. In it, Newsday reports that:

The Army's vice chief of staff will be visiting Fort Drum as part of a fact-finding tour looking for ways to reduce an increasing rate of soldier suicides.

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Franklin Cook

Rapid City, SD

#1 Apr 3, 2009
I wrote "Culture of Stigma Is a Key Cause of Military, Veteran Suicides" -- -- to highlight how essential addressing stigma is in countering this tragedy. The post concludes with this proposition: "If stigma ingrained in military culture is a force that is stopping suicide prevention programs from working effectively, then the vital question to answer is, What is military (and civilian) leadership doing -- besides issuing orders, which is a necessary but not sufficient step -- to decisively lessen the stigma against help-seeking that is killing so many of those whose sacrifices make our freedom possible?"

Franklin Cook, Editor & Publisher
"Suicide Prevention News and Comment"

Fort Huachuca, AZ

#2 Apr 3, 2009
fact is that the rate is less than the national rate for males between 16-30

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