When my husband decided to join the US Navy, he and I were still dating. I had recently graduated with my Master’s degree in social work and just started my first “real” job, working as a substance abuse counselor for incarcerated adolescents. I still remember the day he told me he was thinking of joining the military. He asked if I was okay with his decision. I said I supported him, but would have to decide if I wanted to follow him down this path.
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The number of U.S. residents who died by suicide during 1999-2015, according to a recent article in the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's Morbisity and Mortality Weekly Report -- Trends in Suicide by Level of Urbanization — United States, 1999–2015. The report noted that the highest annual rate occurred in 2015.
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 almost done with March and everyone’s looking forward to spring!
The CDP's 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 - February 2017
● PTSD Research Quarterly - Posttraumatic Stress Disorder and Cardiovascular Disease
Recently I was invited to attend a lecture by LTC (Ret.) Dave Grossman titled “The Psychological Effect of Combat.” I knew of LTC Grossman because so many of my military clients raved about his books, On Killing and On Combat. I was intrigued to see him speak, but was also quite skeptical about his message and expected to disagree with him at every turn.