Monday, December 11, 2017

If Suicide Prevention or Awareness Worked, This Wouldn't Have Happen

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Combat PTSD Wounded Times
Kathie Costos
December 11, 2017 

If you are a veteran, or member of the military, your awareness is requested to change the outcome. Ready to put up a fight for life instead of pushing how many you think took their own lives today?

The trend is repulsive because of all the wasted years and lost lives. 

What we have seen proves that for all the "work" being done to prevent service members and veterans from committing suicide, it does not work.

Military Suicide Prevention
Does this work? 
Since 2009, the Penn Resilience Program has been widely used by the United States Army as part of their Master Resilience Training program for Soldiers, family members of Soldiers, and Department of the Army civilians. In this train-the-trainer program, we have helped train more than 40,000 U.S. Army Soldiers how to teach the resilience skills to hundreds of thousands of Soldiers. This program is run by the Army's Comprehensive Soldier and Family Fitness program under the Army Resilience Directorate

The results 
2012 Military Suicides
Active 319 Reserves 73 National Guard 130

2013 Military Suicides (same report)
Active 259 Reserves 87 National Guard 133

2014 Military Suicides
Active 268 Reserves 79 National Guard 87

2015 Military Suicides
Active 266 Reserves 88 National Guard 121

2016 Military Suicides
Active 275 Reserves 80 National Guard 123

2017 Military Suicides (First Six Months)
Active 130 Reserves 48 National Guard 68

Veteran Suicide Awareness and Prevention

Does this work?

President Bush Signs H.R. 327 and H.R. 1284 into Law2007White House NewsOn Monday, November 5, 2007, the President signed into law:

H.R. 327, the "Joshua Omvig Veterans Suicide Prevention Act," which requires VA to develop and implement a comprehensive program to reduce the incidence of suicide among veterans; and

H.R. 1284, the "Veterans' Compensation Cost-of-Living Adjustment Act of 2007," which provides a cost-of-living increase for the beneficiaries of veterans' disability compensation and dependency and indemnity compensation.
The Clay Hunt Act: What the President Just Signed
FEBRUARY 12, 2015

Today, President Obama signed the Clay Hunt Act into law in the East Room of the White House.

The new suicide prevention law is named in honor of Clay Hunt, an extraordinary young Texan and decorated Marine who served with distinction in Iraq and Afghanistan. Like too many of our veterans, Clay struggled with depression and post-traumatic stress after he came home. Sadly, Clay’s life ended much too soon when he tragically committed suicide in 2011 at the age of only 28.

The Clay Hunt Suicide Prevention for American Veterans (SAV) Act is a testament to the type of man that Clay Hunt was — even after his death, his legacy of helping veterans lives on.

In America, our veterans and troops are still struggling. As a country, we must do more to help our veterans deal with injuries like post-traumatic stress and depression.

The results
Hell NO!

Stop raising awareness without learning first!

Exactly when do reporters do the research to stop feeding the frenzy of awareness?

Fight back and hit the hacks with facts!

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