In today's Staff Perspective on the CDP's blog, Dr. Regina Shillinglaw discusses the use of the modifier "Interrupted" in suicide nomenclature. She examines the correct usage and even provides a few examples.
Blog posts with the tag "Suicide"
I vividly remember when the Department of Defense (DoD) transitioned to using the DoD Suicide Event Report (DoDSER) system. I was a young Air Force psychologist stationed in Germany at the time and I remember thinking, “Oh no, one more new system to learn”. However, I now know how valuable the DoDSER program is in helping standardize suicide surveillance across the Services.
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:
- A comparison of risk and protective factors related to suicide ideation among residents and specialists in academic medicine.
- Participant experiences in peer- and clinician-facilitated mental health recovery groups for veterans.
The Mental Health Advisory Team 9 (MHAT 9) Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF) 2013 Afghanistan report (PDF) was publicly released last week. Some of the key findings in the report:
- Significant rise in reports of individual and unit morale relative to 2012, but comparable to 2009.
- Rates of Soldiers meeting criteria for any psychological problem ( acute stress, depression, or anxiety ) are significantly lower than rates reported in 2009 and 2010.