Tag: suicide

The PTSD Addiction

Every now then, a song will pop up on my playlist that fills me with emotion and motivation to write something. Before I begin, watch this video by Blue October.

DOD Releases 2013 Suicide Event Report

Today, the Department of Defense (DoD) released its 2013 calendar year Suicide Event Report (DoDSER), which details the number of suicide attempts and deaths for U.S. service members. The DoDSER also includes detailed assessments of demographic information, behavioral… Read More

Army Releases February 2013 Suicide Information

The Army released suicide data today for the month of February 2013. During February, among active-duty soldiers, there were 11 potential suicides: three have been confirmed as suicides and eight remain under investigation. For January 2013, the Army… Read More

Should Attempted Suicide Be a Crime?

The McClatchy reports that the military is struggling with dealing with troops that unsuccessfully attempt suicide. Marine Corps Pvt. Lazzaric T. Caldwell slit his wrists and spurred a legal debate that’s consuming the Pentagon, as well as the… Read More

ASP Radio: Interview with Psychotherapist Robert Buck, inventor of Neuview Glasses for PTS

On Episode 2 of ASP Radio, I interviewed Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Psychotherapist. Robert Buck. About 12 years ago, he read a book that he says changed his life called “Of Two Minds” by Dr. Fredric Schiffer…. Read More

Suicide Rate Out Of Control In The Military

Unbeknownst to most, last October was National Depression Month. In observance of the month the military tried to increase awareness about the issue within the ranks. However, did most of you know it was even National Depression Month?… Read More

When Depression Takes Over – Take Your Life Back, Don’t Take Your Life (Part III)

It’s been a rough year for Fort Hood. According to Army officials, there have been 14 suicides at Fort Hood and officials are scrambling to make sense of it. That is a statistic I don’t want to be… Read More

Medicated Into Oblivion

This week’s Army Times paper had a story titled “Medicating the Military” by Brendan McGarry. It was kind of a sobering piece about the toll eight years of war has taken on our troops. One of the graphics… Read More

Suicide Solution Is No Solution

I have been going round and round with myself all day since reading this: Life and the internet are strange strange things. I’ve been trading emails and posts etc with Chris for years now. It wasn’t at all… Read More