Military needs Suicide Prevention Office

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Posted: Aug 24, 2010 7:29 PM by Michael Marsh
Updated: Aug 24, 2010 7:29 PM
Source: Associated Press

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Topics: suicide, military, prevention office, task force report, Pentagon

An independent task force report says the Pentagon needs to establish a new office of suicide prevention to help the military services decrease the high rate among troops. The report was ordered by Congress and revealed 1,100 members of the military killed themselves from 2005 to 2009. Sharp increases are in the Army and Marine Corps, the services most stretched because of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. The report says the military programs designed to deal with the crisis don't work.

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