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Moore   coml 511 mod2 presentation
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Moore   coml 511 mod2 presentation
Moore   coml 511 mod2 presentation
Moore   coml 511 mod2 presentation
Moore   coml 511 mod2 presentation
Moore   coml 511 mod2 presentation
Moore   coml 511 mod2 presentation
Moore   coml 511 mod2 presentation
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  • 1. Suicide Prevention and Intervention in the United States Army Gregg Moore COML 511 Gonzaga University November 21st, 2010 Desautel and Johnston
  • 2. Why do we need it? • Increased – Deployments – stress on soldiers and their families – suicide rate
  • 3. Statistics (annual rates per 100,000 people) • US Army – 2007: 15.1 – 2008: 19.4 – 2009: 21.7 • Other services (2009) – Air Force: 12.5 – Navy: 13.3 – Marines: 24.0
  • 4. Training for all soldiers • Suicide Stand-Down – Phase I – “Beyond the Front” – Phase II – “Shoulder to Shoulder” – Phase III – “Shoulder to Shoulder: No Soldier Stands Alone” • ACE: – “Ask” – “Care” – “Escort”
  • 5. Phase I - Beyond the Front • 2 interactive scenarios depicting choices soldiers may have to make when faced with suicide.
  • 6. Phase II - Shoulder to Shoulder • Begins with a provoking video • Small group discussion • Additional scenarios • Continues ACE: – “Ask” – “Care” – “Escort”
  • 7. Phase III - Shoulder to Shoulder: No Soldier Stands Alone • Annual requirement • Roll-playing • Sustains ACE: – “Ask” – “Care” – “Escort”
  • 8. Training for select soldiers • Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST) – Intense two-day workshop – Encouraged for first-line supervisors – Uses active training and roll-playing
  • 9. ASIST Suicide Intervention Model Suicide Intervention Model: ASIST Workbook Page 18See LiviingWorks.net for more information
  • 10. ASIST Suicide Intervention Model Suicide Intervention Model: ASIST Workbook Page 18See LiviingWorks.net for more information
  • 11. ASIST Suicide Intervention Model Suicide Intervention Model: ASIST Workbook Page 18See LiviingWorks.net for more information
  • 12. ASIST Suicide Intervention Model Suicide Intervention Model: ASIST Workbook Page 18See LiviingWorks.net for more information
  • 13. Conclusion • Army has increased training • Deployed mobile behavioral and mental health teams Sergeant Major of the Army states: "Not all wounds are visible. If you are feeling depressed or suicidal, seek help. We need you on the Army team." “One suicide is one too many!” SMA Kenneth O. Preston
  • 14. References United States Army G-1 Human Resources Command (2010). United States Army Suicide Prevention. Retrieved from http://www.armyg1.army.mil/hr/suicide/ LivingWorks (2008). Applied suicide intervention skills training instructor manual. Alberta, Canada. (also see LivingWorks.net)

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