Saturday, October 25, 2014

New Military Suicide Research Says Don't Blame the Army Again!

Ok. Really? Then how do they explain the fact there are mental health screenings for every recruit? How do they explain that part of all of this? Are they saying they are giving weapons and training to "unstable" recruits? They never even try to explain why they missed it if they actually did.

How do they explain that Comprehensive Soldier Fitness was supposed to be the answer for all but wasn't even good enough to prevent non-deployed soldiers from committing suicide? Any clue? They sure don't have any.

If any of this is true, although given the small percentage of the findings, it would indicated a massive failure of the Department of Defense to establish recruitment standards as well as failing to fulfil what they have claimed for years. They claim to have trained military folks and families to be "resilient" spending billions every year. Then why are families not informed and veterans don't even know the basics of how to heal?

This is more BS!
The Army May Not Increase Risk Of Suicide, More Suicidal People May Join
Science 20
By News Staff
October 23rd 2014
The second Army STARRS paper reported that 14.1 percent of new soldiers had considered suicide at some point in their life before enlisting, 2.3 percent of new soldiers had made a suicide plan, and that 1.9 percent of new soldiers previously attempted suicide.

Due to increased awareness of suicide and military life, there has been concern military lifestyle may be causing more suicides. A new study instead finds that new soldiers are twice as likely to have three or more psychological disorders, or comorbidity, prior to enlisting as civilians.

They may regard the military as a solution to their problems.

One recent study found that new soldiers and matched civilians are about equally likely to have experienced one major episode of mental illness in their lifetime (38.7 percent of new soldiers and 36.5 percent of civilians) but that some mental disorders (generalized anxiety disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder and conduct disorder) are more common among new soldiers than civilians. Only 6.5 percent of civilians were likely to have experienced a combination of three or more disorders, versus 11.3 percent for new soldiers.

Another study focused on suicide, finding that new soldiers had pre-enlistment rates of suicide thoughts and plans at rates roughly the same as matched civilians, but rates of pre-enlistment suicidality are higher among soldiers than civilians later in the Army career, implying that Army experiences might lead to chronicity of suicidality or that people more inclined to suicide joined the military and then stayed in.
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