Can't someone get the message that 'military suicide
prevention programs' have not be working for a long time?
The real question is 'who is going to step up and really fix the suicide problem and how are they to do it?'
**I believe that you OIF and OEF veterans will have to lead the fight for the solution of all of our veterans unmet health care needs including suicide!** Dr. Tracey Gaudet, VA's alternative medicine chair.
Also, I believe that it is the responsibility of trained special operations medical operatives to rescue and re-store the resiliancy of all combatants by removing their traumatic cell memory, removing the elephant from their backs at last. Who better? You are all manually 'gifted'!
[The suicide issue happens to be close to my heart after I experienced 3 medical student - resident suicides during my time as staff gynecologist teaching at M.L. King Hospital, LA, CA in the out patient surgery unit and colposcopy clinic. As I taught 'psychology and sexuality education' for the department, I felt very guilty that "I" had missed that resident's depressive symptoms completely. There is also a failed sucide attempt in my family. At that time (1990s) I looked for solutions to find only SSRI medications and referral to psychiatry. This I taught to the medical students, residents and nursing staff (1990s).
Now more research is finding more answers and hope.