My husband, an active duty Service member in the Navy, passed his 20-year mark earlier this year, which has led to multiple discussions in our household about potential next steps. So perhaps not surprisingly, when recently reading the 2016 Blue Star Families’ annual report, I was drawn to the content on the transition from military to civilian life. The Blue Star Families’ (BSF) annual Military Family Lifestyle Survey examines the experiences and challenges encountered by military connected families.
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The number of calls received by the VA's Veterans Crisis Line (1-800-273-8255) since its launch in 2007, according to a Military Times article announcing the opening of a third call center for the service on the campus of the VA Eastern Kansas Health Care System in Topeka. The other two call centers, which operate around the clock with about 500 staffers, are in New York and Georgia.
Welcome to this week’s edition of CDP News! We like to use this space to review recent happenings in and around the Center for Deployment Psychology, while also looking ahead to upcoming events. We're halfway through September already and the fall is shaping up to be another busy season here at CDP.
The weekly research update contains the latest news, journal articles and useful links from around the web. Some of this week's topics include:
- Clinician's Trauma Update Online (CTU-Online)
- Be There for Veterans and Service members, PTSD Monthly Update - August 2017
- Risk of Suicide Attempt Among Soldiers in Army Units With a History of Suicide Attempts
“The S Word” is an investigative documentary that tells the stories of suicide attempt survivors, and the bereaved loved ones of those who have died by suicide. The documentary begins with national suicide statistics, serving a clear message regarding the burden of suicide: "In the U.S. there is a suicide every 13 minutes" These figures help to set the scene for the groundbreaking and emotional documentary.