Accession Number:

AD1034133

Title:

DoD Task Force on the Prevention of the Suicide by Members of the Armed Forces

Descriptive Note:

Technical Report

Corporate Author:

Defense Health Agency/Defense Health Board Falls Church United States

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2010-08-01

Pagination or Media Count:

233.0

Abstract:

More than 1.9 million warriors have deployed for Operation Iraqi Freedom OIF and Operation Enduring Freedom OEF, two of our Nations longest conflicts IOM, 2010. The physical and psychological demands on both the deployed and non-deployed warriors are enormous. In the 5 years from 2005 to 2009, more than 1,100 members of the Armed Forces took their own lives, an average of 1 suicide every 36 hours. In that same period, the suicide rates among Marines and Soldiers sharply increased the rate in the Army more than doubled.

Subject Categories:

  • Psychology
  • Personnel Management and Labor Relations
  • Sociology and Law

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE