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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
    • 5. Phase I – “Beyond the Front”
    • 6. Phase II – “Shoulder to Shoulder”
    • 7. Phase III – “Shoulder to Shoulder: No Soldier Stands Alone”
    • 8. ACE:
    • 9. “Ask”
    • 10. “Care”
    • 11. “Escort”
  • Phase I - Beyond the Front
    • 2 interactive scenarios depicting choices soldiers may have to make when faced with suicide.
  • Phase II - Shoulder to Shoulder
    • Begins with a provoking video
    • 12. Small group discussion
    • 13. Additional scenarios
    • 14. Continues ACE:
    • 15. “Ask”
    • 16. “Care”
    • 17. “Escort”
  • Phase III - Shoulder to Shoulder: No Soldier Stands Alone
    • Annual requirement
    • 18. Roll-playing
    • 19. Sustains ACE:
    • 20. “Ask”
    • 21. “Care”
    • 22. “Escort”
  • 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
  • 23. ASIST Suicide Intervention Model
    Suicide Intervention Model: ASIST Workbook Page 18
    See LiviingWorks.net for more information
  • 24. ASIST Suicide Intervention Model
    Suicide Intervention Model: ASIST Workbook Page 18
    See LiviingWorks.net for more information
  • 25. ASIST Suicide Intervention Model
    Suicide Intervention Model: ASIST Workbook Page 18
    See LiviingWorks.net for more information
  • 26. ASIST Suicide Intervention Model
    Suicide Intervention Model: ASIST Workbook Page 18
    See LiviingWorks.net for more information
  • 27. Conclusion
    • Army has increased training
    • 28. Deployed mobile behavioral and mental health teams
    Sergeant Major of the Army states:
    “One suicide is one too many!”
    "Not all wounds are visible. If you are feeling depressed or suicidal, seek help. We need you on the Army team."
    SMA Kenneth O. Preston
  • 29. 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)