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bringchange2mind

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Hello,
I saw an advertisement for bringchange2mind in a recent Entertainment Weekly. I went to the website and it's really cool!! You can find the website by putting "bringchange2mind" in google. Check it out and pass it along.
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Check out Lt Col Carlisle's post in the Campaign Forum

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A 20-year critical care nurse, Air Force Lt. Col. Mary Carlisle thought she was ready for Iraq. But what she saw, the constant strain of pain, injury, and death, took its toll on her psychological health. To learn more about Lt. Col. Carlisle’s experience with post traumatic stress (PTSD) read her message board post.

Army Releases January Suicide Data

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http://www.globalsecurity.org/military/library/news/2010/02/mil-100217-dod02.htm The Army released suicide data today for the month of January. Among active-duty soldiers, there were 12 potential suicides: one has been confirmed as suicide, and 11 remain under investigation. For December, the Army reported ten potential suicides among active-duty soldiers. Since the release of that report, three have been confirmed as suicides, and seven remain under investigation.

CNN interview with SSG Meg Krause

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Cheers to you SSG Krause and all of us trying to destroy the stigma and save lives and encourage folks to make good lifestyle choices!!

Army Strong!

CPT Emily Stehr

"Despite preventive efforts, military suicide rates rise"

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http://www.ledger-enquirer.com/news/story/978203.html

News
Sunday, Jan. 17, 2010
Despite preventive efforts, military suicide rates rise
160 active-duty suicides in ’09, up from 140 in ’08
BY HALIMAH ABDULLAH - McClatchy Newspapers

WASHINGTON — Eight years of war in Afghanistan and Iraq have etched indelible scars on the psyches of many of the nation’s servicemen and women, and the U.S. military is losing a battle to stem an epidemic of suicides in its ranks.

USA TODAY article: Army's suicide 'crisis' leads to action

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http://www.usatoday.com/news/military/2010-01-28-suicide_N.htm

By Gregg Zoroya, USA TODAY

WASHINGTON — Alarmed by the suicides of eight soldiers in the year's first eight days, the Army's No. 2 general told commanders to have face-to-face contact with GIs to remind them "each one is valued by our Army," according to the Jan. 8 memorandum provided to USA TODAY.

MILPER # 09-295 Leader Support of Behavioral Health Goals

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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

1. WHAT IS “BEHAVIORAL HEALTH?”

Behavioral health is related to how an individual reacts to various life situations. Behavioral heath issues of concern include a variety of behaviors that may be associated with post-traumatic stress disorder, mild traumatic brain injuries, combat stress or other stress, and/or suicidal thoughts or tendencies. Unusual or inappropriate behaviors may warrant psychological health care and treatment.

2. WHY IS SUPPORT OF THE ARMY’S BEHAVIORAL HEALTH GOALS IMPORTANT?

support groups for survivors of suicide

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Hello,
I’m looking to start a support group for survivors of suicide at Fort Drum, NY. Everyone who has dealt with this issue whether from ideation to plan to attempts should seriously think about attending a support group; community makes us stronger! Please see the list of support groups below.
Thanks
Emily

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