Military and mental health concerns

July 27, 2011

Recently, there was a policy change regarding those in military service who die by suicide. The While House has lifted the ban on letters of condolence to survivors of these service persons. Now, letters of condolence will be sent to families whose loved ones died by suicide just like any other cause of death.  Read about the new policy here: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/07/06/military-suicide-condolence-letters-white-house_n_891160.html

Here are some other resources for military families; The Military Families 24/7 resource website: http://www.militaryhomefront.dod.mil/

The U.S. Army's behavioral health website: http://www.behavioralhealth.army.mil/

And a video from RAND on "The War within: Preventing Suicide in the U.S. military." http://www.rand.org/multimedia/video/2011/05/10/the-war-within.html