Franklin James Cook

NIMH Joins Army in 5-Year Suicide Study

In Research on October 24, 2008 at 5:04 am

ORIGINAL NEWS RELEASE — The U.S. Army announces a partnership with the National Institute of Mental Health to conduct research to help the Army prevent suicides. “The five-year study will allow the two organizations to examine factors impacting the mental and behavioral health of Soldiers across the continuum of service …”

“The Army is committed to providing the best resources for suicide awareness, intervention, prevention and follow-up care — all of which are critical in helping Soldiers and family members prevent unnecessary loss of life,” said [Chief of Staff of the Army, Gen. George W. Casey Jr.].

The research partnership was announced as the Army prepares to launch a new suicide prevention campaign called Shoulder-to-Shoulder, No Soldier Stands Alone.

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