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The Army’s Grim Calendar

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The Army recently embraced National Suicide Prevention Month in one of its daily Stand-To memos. Thursday’s Stand-To reminded troops that October is National Depression Awareness Month. Friday’s Stand-To told them that October does double duty as Domestic Violence Awareness Month.

Will Stand-To please stand down on such bleak back-to-back missives?

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anonguest7619
anonguest7619

if the military gave one flying fig about actually preventing suicides,

it would change its policy of requiring reporting of treatment on

security clearance questionnaires. But instead, it cares more about CYA

than ensuring Soldiers get the treatment they need, so at least they can

point to the form and say "hey, we asked." In reality, this question

either deters help seeking behavior or makes one feel so conflicted

about it that it is discontinued at some point before completion. CHANGE

THE FORM! IT'S KILLING PEOPLE!!


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