Accession Number:

AD1038585

Title:

Meditation as a Protective Factor Against Suicide In the US Army

Descriptive Note:

Technical Report

Corporate Author:

US Army Command and General Staff College Fort Leavenworth United States

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2017-06-09

Pagination or Media Count:

107.0

Abstract:

High suicide rates in the U.S. Army is the new norm. The U.S. Army has failed to reduce suicide rates despite its efforts and millions of dollars spent on suicide prevention. Meditation is an alternative and non-pharmacological practice that has great promise as a protective factor against suicide and suicidal behaviors in the U.S. Army. Scientific research supports the positive effects of meditation on the brain, reducing stress, increasing resiliency, assisting with the treatment of psychological disorders, and promoting general health. This paper discusses and explores the research behind suicide, meditation, and how meditation could be the answer to the perplexing questions surrounding suicide.

Subject Categories:

  • Psychology
  • Military Forces and Organizations
  • Personnel Management and Labor Relations

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE