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Meyer Moldeven
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Military urged to create anti-suicide office after effort falls short, The [Louisville] Courier-Journal , Aug. 25, 2010
 A yearlong review of Armed Forces suicide prevention efforts by a congressionally mandated Department of Defense task force has determined that current initiatives “could benefit from re-engineering.” According to the report, prevention programs were set up “rapidly and separately” by each branch of the Armed Forces, which resulted in a “lack of cohesion and coordination.” The task force makes 76 recommendations, including the creation of a new high-level office to guide suicide prevention efforts. 


The Report: The challenge and the Promise: Strengthening the Force, Preventing Suicide and Saving Lives, is at

http://www.health.mil/dhb/downloads/Suicide%20Prevention%20Task%20Force%20final%20report%208-23-10.pdf