Clinician's Corner Blog
A PHCoE blog series written by leaders, clinicians and experts on current topics of interest for psychological health care providers in the Military Health System.
How Much Do You Know About Suicide Attempts and Their Reporting in the Military?
How Much Do You Know About Suicide Attempts and Their Reporting in the Military?January 28, 2019
Reporting and studying suicide attempts help researchers to better understand suicide risk and prevent suicide. To test your knowledge of suicide attempts and their reporting in the military, try to answer the following questions (before scrolling down to the answers!):
What are the three types of suicide attempts?
Which type of attempt is characterized by an intent to die by suicide?
Military Suicide Prevention: It’s Time for Productive Stupidity
Military Suicide Prevention: It’s Time for Productive StupiditySeptember 24, 2018
Suicide Prevention for Veterans: Safety Planning Intervention and Phone Follow-up Helps Lower Suicide Risk
Suicide Prevention for Veterans: Safety Planning Intervention and Phone Follow-up Helps Lower Suicide RiskSeptember 17, 2018
What is the Safety Planning Intervention (SPI)?
Achieving the Promise of Suicidality Interventions: Managing vs. Treating Suicide Risk in Service Members
Achieving the Promise of Suicidality Interventions: Managing vs. Treating Suicide Risk in Service MembersSeptember 10, 2018
The Department of Defense has stakes in both managing suicidality to reduce risk, and treating suicidality to resolve risk in its service members because both aim to reduce suicide deaths.
Military Suicide Prevention: The Power of a Caring Letter
Military Suicide Prevention: The Power of a Caring LetterSeptember 4, 2018
Author Kevin Hines frequently speaks publicly about his suicide attempt at the Golden Gate Bridge in an effort to try and help others who are struggling with thoughts and feelings of suicide. One of the things he shares about that day is that he had decided in advance that if just one person asked him what he was doing, or cared enough to check in with him, he would stop and ask for help.
Sometimes, simply caring can save a life.
The views expressed in Clinician's Corner blogs are solely those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the opinion of the Psychological Health Center of Excellence or Department of Defense.