Blog posts with the tag "Suicide"

Staff Perspective: A Look at the 2013 Department of Defense Suicide Event Report

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.

Research Update: Apr. 3, 2014

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. 

By the Numbers - Feb. 10, 2014


       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.