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By Christopher G. Pernin, Rajeev Ramchand, Joie Acosta, Rachel M. Burns, Lisa H. Jaycox

The rise in suicides between army group of workers has raised hindrance. This ebook reports suicide epidemiology within the army, catalogs army suicide-prevention actions, and recommends suitable top practices.

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We organize this information according to quantity (number and rate of suicides in the military and relative to the general population), the location of suicides across demographic and military characteristics, and the causes and correlates of suicide, and conclude with a discussion of the mechanisms proposed to explain why people take their own lives. Chapter Three reviews the scientific evidence bearing on suicide prevention across two domains: prevention programs designed for all individuals and those targeted to individuals who are uniquely at risk of harming themselves.

2002). Implications for DoD We found no published information on recent suicides among military personnel as a function of geography. However, geographic variability may affect suicide rates in the military, since servicemembers are not uniformly dispersed throughout the United States. Temporal Differences Between 1991 and 2001, the suicide rate in the general population decreased for both sexes, at which point it remained constant for males, although, between 2001 and 2006, it increased among females (CDC, 2010).

S. S. forces generated by repetitive deployments to war zones have been heightened. All services have experienced increases in suicides, especially the Army and Marine Corps, whose forces have borne the brunt of combat in these theaters. S. Department of Defense (DoD) remains actively engaged in efforts to prevent suicide. Each service employs a myriad of specific prevention campaigns. A DoD-wide committee with representation from each service and other relevant agencies meets monthly to share information.

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