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Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Losing the Battle: The Challenge of Military Suicide

Policy Brief
Center for a New American Security

Dr. Margaret C. Harrell and Nancy Berglass

This policy brief has four objectives. First, it examines the phenomenon of suicide within the U.S. military community, including both the frequency of suicide and the extent to which suicide is related to military service.  It outlines steps taken by the Department of Defense (DOD), the armed services and the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to reduce suicide in the armed forces and among veterans. It then identifies obstacles to reducing suicides further and makes recommendations to address each of those obstacles.

The entire publication can be found here.

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