Accession Number:

ADA556250

Title:

The Challenge and the Promise: Strengthening the Force, Preventing Suicide and Saving Lives : The Report of the DOD Suicide Prevention Task Force

Descriptive Note:

Briefing charts

Corporate Author:

OFFICE OF THE ASSISTANT SECRETARY OF DEFENSE (PUBLIC AFFAIRS) WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2011-01-26

Pagination or Media Count:

29.0

Abstract:

Not every suicide may be prevented, but suicide is preventable The Services are heavily engaged in suicide prevention Leadership is involved at senior levels We cannot know for sure just how many suicides there would be if it were not for current programs and leadership efforts The Task Force is unable to grade Service SP programs Relationship between increased ops tempo, deployments, separations and overall stress on the forceincreased suicides The Task Force is unable to determine any risk for suicide due specifically to occupation Suicide has multiple complex risk factors suicide prevention must have multidimensional approaches and solutions

Subject Categories:

  • Psychology

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE