Showing posts with label suicides. Show all posts
Showing posts with label suicides. Show all posts

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

USSOCOM Cdr: Get Counseling

USSOCOM Cdr Tells Troops to get Counseling. Suicides by special operators have fallen for two straight years but rates are still too high. The commander of the United States Special Operations Command (USSOCOM) has received counseling and wants his men to do so as well. "The high rate of special operations suicides as compared to the other services reflects the strain of more than a decade of deployments since the attacks . . . " of 9/11. This trend continues for special operators (who continue to deploy at a steady pace) as the deployments of conventional forces wind down. Read more in "Top U.S. Commando Tells Troops: Get Counseling, I Did", by Kimberly Dozier, The Daily Beast, March 10, 2015.

Monday, November 10, 2014

Suicides Leading Cause of Death

According to the Medical Surveillance Monthly Report (MSMR), Volume 21, Number 10, October 2014, suicides has replaced war as the leading cause of death in the military. For the last two years, suicide has accounted for about three in 10 military deaths. Read more in "Suicide surpassed war as the military's leading cause of death", USA Today, October 31, 2014.

Thursday, February 6, 2014

Mental Health of U.S. Military in Afghanistan Improves

A recent report by the U.S. Army states that the mental health of Soldiers deployed to Afghanistan has improved (in 2013) over that mental health of 2011 and 2012 - years which saw heavy fighting. Read more in "Report: US Troop Morale Higher in Afghanistan", Associated Press, February 3, 2014.