Saturday, August 18, 2012

1-800-273-8255 (TALK)

A headline from today's newspaper:

"Army suicides hit 26 in July, doubling June to set monthly record"

An editorial  in a medical journal ( reminds of all of the following:

"War is an experience that keeps on giving-addiction, divorce and flashbacks"

The Defense Department has made suicide prevention a top priority. More behavorial health care providers have been added to front-line units and primary care settings.

"To combat it effectively will require sophisticated solutions aimed at helping individuals to build resiliency and strengthen their life coping skills," said Army vice chief of staff, Gen. Lloyd Austin.

A (24/7) national hot line has also been set up: 1-800-273-8255 (TALK).

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