Accession Number:

AD1144124

Title:

Military Suicide Prevention and Response

Descriptive Note:

[Technical Report, Congressional Report]

Corporate Author:

LIBRARY OF CONGRESS WASHINGTON DC

Report Date:

2021-07-23

Pagination or Media Count:

3

Abstract:

When a servicemember dies by suicide, those close to the member often experience shock, anger, guilt, and sorrow. As such, a servicemembers suicide may adversely impact the wellbeing of his or her family and friends. Further, it may affect the morale and readiness of his or her unit. The militarys response to suicidal thoughts ideation, attempts, and deaths involves coordinated efforts among command and unit leadership, medical professionals, counselors, and others across the military community. Under its constitutional authority to organize and regulate the military, Congress has oversight over this issue and may consider policy interventions to mitigate suicide risk factors.

Descriptors:

Subject Categories:

  • Military Forces and Organizations
  • Psychology

Distribution Statement:

[A, Approved For Public Release]