The Resource The war within : preventing suicide in the U.S. military, Rajeev Ramchand ... [et al.]

The war within : preventing suicide in the U.S. military, Rajeev Ramchand ... [et al.]

Label
The war within : preventing suicide in the U.S. military
Title
The war within
Title remainder
preventing suicide in the U.S. military
Statement of responsibility
Rajeev Ramchand ... [et al.]
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Since late 2001, U.S. military forces have been engaged in conflicts around the globe, most notably in Iraq and Afghanistan. These conflicts have exacted a substantial toll on soldiers, marines, sailors, and airmen, and this toll goes beyond the well-publicized casualty figures. It extends to the stress that repetitive deployments can have on the individual service member and his or her family. This stress can manifest itself in different ways -- increased divorce rates, spouse and child abuse, mental distress, substance abuse -- but one of the most troubling manifestations is suicide, which is increasing across the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD). The increase in suicides among members of the military has raised concern among policymakers, military leaders, and the population at large. While DoD and the military services have had a number of efforts under way to deal with the increase in suicides among their members, the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Health Affairs asked RAND to review the current evidence detailing suicide epidemiology in the military, identify "state-of-the-art" suicide-prevention programs, describe and catalog suicide-prevention activities in DoD and across each service, and recommend ways to ensure that the activities in DoD and across each service reflect state-of-the-art prevention science. --From publisher description
Member of
Cataloging source
NLM
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
HV6545.7
LC item number
.W37 2011x
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Ramchand, Rajeev
  • Center for Military Health Policy Research
Series statement
Rand Corporation monograph series
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Suicide
  • Combat Disorders
  • Military Medicine
  • Military Personnel
  • Suicide
  • Soldiers
  • Soldiers
  • United States
Label
The war within : preventing suicide in the U.S. military, Rajeev Ramchand ... [et al.]
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • "Prepared for the Office of the Secretary of Defense."
  • "RAND Center for Military Health Policy Research."
  • "MG-953-OSD."--P. [4] of cover
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 165-189)
Color
multicolored
Contents
  • Preface -- Figures -- Tables -- Summary -- Acknowledgments -- Abbreviations -- Chapter One: -- Introduction -- Background -- Study purpose -- Approach -- Organization of this monograph -- Chapter Two: -- Epidemiology Of Suicide In The Military -- Quantity: Number of U S service members who die by suicide -- What is suicide? -- Recent estimates -- Calculating the Department of Defense suicide rate -- Variability in rate estimates -- Comparison with the U S adult population -- Suicide attempts -- Suicide ideation -- Variation: Where suicides are located in the U S military -- Demographics -- Geographic differences -- Temporal differences -- Military-specific characteristics -- Cause: Who might be at risk of dying by suicide? -- How are risk factors identified? -- Intrapersonal correlates of suicide -- External risk factors -- Societal risk factors -- Mechanisms: Why do people kill themselves? -- Suicidal schema -- Suicidal mode -- Acquired ability to enact lethal self-injury -- Conclusion -- Chapter Three: -- Best Practices For Preventing Suicide -- Public health framework for prevention -- Primary or universal prevention programs -- Raising awareness and building skills -- Screening and referral -- Selected or indicated suicide-prevention programs -- Interventions with high-risk groups -- Interventions at the time of suicidal ideation or intent -- Environmental safety or means reduction -- Postvention -- Integrated programs -- Conclusion --
  • Chapter Four: -- Suicide Prevention In The Department Of Defense -- Department of Defense initiatives -- Suicide prevention in the Army -- Philosophy of the current approach -- Description of programs and initiatives -- Suicide prevention in the Navy -- Philosophy of current initiatives -- Description of programs and initiatives -- Suicide prevention in the Air Force -- Philosophy of current initiatives -- Description of programs and initiatives -- Suicide prevention in the Marine Corps -- Philosophy of current initiatives -- Description of programs and initiatives -- Conclusion -- Chapter Five: -- Support For Suicide Prevention In The Department Of Defense -- Support for suicide prevention in the army -- Official documentation bearing on suicide in the Army -- Organizations responsible for suicide prevention in the Army -- Funding for suicide prevention in the Army -- Support for suicide prevention in the Navy -- Official documentation bearing on suicide in the Navy
  • Organizations responsible for suicide prevention in the Navy -- Funding for suicide prevention in the Navy -- Support for suicide prevention in the Air Force -- Official documentation bearing on suicide in the Air Force -- Organizations responsible for suicide prevention in the Air Force -- Funding for suicide prevention in the Air Force -- Support for suicide prevention in the Marine Corps -- Official documentation bearing on suicide in the Marine Corps -- Organizations responsible for suicide prevention in the Marine Corps -- Funding for suicide prevention in the Marine Corps -- Chapter Six: -- Conclusions And Recommendations -- Six essential components of a comprehensive suicide-prevention program -- Raise awareness and promote self-care -- Identify those at high risk -- Facilitate access to quality care -- Provide quality care to those in need -- Restrict access to lethal means -- Respond appropriately to suicides and suicide attempts -- Recommendations
  • Overarching recommendations -- Recommendations for raising awareness and promoting self-care -- Recommendations for identifying high-risk individuals -- Recommendations for facilitating access to quality care -- Recommendations for providing quality care -- Recommendations for restricting access to lethal means -- Recommendations for responding appropriately -- Final thoughts -- Appendixes: -- A: Army suicide-prevention initiatives -- B: Navy suicide-prevention initiatives -- C: Air Force suicide-prevention initiatives -- D: Marine Corps suicide-prevention initiatives -- References
Dimensions
26 cm.
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
xxxviii, 189 p.
Isbn
9780833049711
Lccn
^^2011923237
Other physical details
ill. (some col)
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)704340522
  • (OCoLC)ocn704340522
Label
The war within : preventing suicide in the U.S. military, Rajeev Ramchand ... [et al.]
Publication
Note
  • "Prepared for the Office of the Secretary of Defense."
  • "RAND Center for Military Health Policy Research."
  • "MG-953-OSD."--P. [4] of cover
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 165-189)
Color
multicolored
Contents
  • Preface -- Figures -- Tables -- Summary -- Acknowledgments -- Abbreviations -- Chapter One: -- Introduction -- Background -- Study purpose -- Approach -- Organization of this monograph -- Chapter Two: -- Epidemiology Of Suicide In The Military -- Quantity: Number of U S service members who die by suicide -- What is suicide? -- Recent estimates -- Calculating the Department of Defense suicide rate -- Variability in rate estimates -- Comparison with the U S adult population -- Suicide attempts -- Suicide ideation -- Variation: Where suicides are located in the U S military -- Demographics -- Geographic differences -- Temporal differences -- Military-specific characteristics -- Cause: Who might be at risk of dying by suicide? -- How are risk factors identified? -- Intrapersonal correlates of suicide -- External risk factors -- Societal risk factors -- Mechanisms: Why do people kill themselves? -- Suicidal schema -- Suicidal mode -- Acquired ability to enact lethal self-injury -- Conclusion -- Chapter Three: -- Best Practices For Preventing Suicide -- Public health framework for prevention -- Primary or universal prevention programs -- Raising awareness and building skills -- Screening and referral -- Selected or indicated suicide-prevention programs -- Interventions with high-risk groups -- Interventions at the time of suicidal ideation or intent -- Environmental safety or means reduction -- Postvention -- Integrated programs -- Conclusion --
  • Chapter Four: -- Suicide Prevention In The Department Of Defense -- Department of Defense initiatives -- Suicide prevention in the Army -- Philosophy of the current approach -- Description of programs and initiatives -- Suicide prevention in the Navy -- Philosophy of current initiatives -- Description of programs and initiatives -- Suicide prevention in the Air Force -- Philosophy of current initiatives -- Description of programs and initiatives -- Suicide prevention in the Marine Corps -- Philosophy of current initiatives -- Description of programs and initiatives -- Conclusion -- Chapter Five: -- Support For Suicide Prevention In The Department Of Defense -- Support for suicide prevention in the army -- Official documentation bearing on suicide in the Army -- Organizations responsible for suicide prevention in the Army -- Funding for suicide prevention in the Army -- Support for suicide prevention in the Navy -- Official documentation bearing on suicide in the Navy
  • Organizations responsible for suicide prevention in the Navy -- Funding for suicide prevention in the Navy -- Support for suicide prevention in the Air Force -- Official documentation bearing on suicide in the Air Force -- Organizations responsible for suicide prevention in the Air Force -- Funding for suicide prevention in the Air Force -- Support for suicide prevention in the Marine Corps -- Official documentation bearing on suicide in the Marine Corps -- Organizations responsible for suicide prevention in the Marine Corps -- Funding for suicide prevention in the Marine Corps -- Chapter Six: -- Conclusions And Recommendations -- Six essential components of a comprehensive suicide-prevention program -- Raise awareness and promote self-care -- Identify those at high risk -- Facilitate access to quality care -- Provide quality care to those in need -- Restrict access to lethal means -- Respond appropriately to suicides and suicide attempts -- Recommendations
  • Overarching recommendations -- Recommendations for raising awareness and promoting self-care -- Recommendations for identifying high-risk individuals -- Recommendations for facilitating access to quality care -- Recommendations for providing quality care -- Recommendations for restricting access to lethal means -- Recommendations for responding appropriately -- Final thoughts -- Appendixes: -- A: Army suicide-prevention initiatives -- B: Navy suicide-prevention initiatives -- C: Air Force suicide-prevention initiatives -- D: Marine Corps suicide-prevention initiatives -- References
Dimensions
26 cm.
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
xxxviii, 189 p.
Isbn
9780833049711
Lccn
^^2011923237
Other physical details
ill. (some col)
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)704340522
  • (OCoLC)ocn704340522

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