G-1, Human Resources Policy Directorate
Supporting Soldiers, Families & Civilians – Active, Guard, Reserve and Retired
3 September 2008
Do you think that current suicide prevention strategies are presented to all concerned constituencies (i.e. Guard, Reserves)?
Given all the required training and classes Soldiers must receive before being deployed, do you think the suicide prevention message gets lost in the “noise?” Why or why not?
If you think the message is getting lost, how do you improve the “signal to noise ratio”?
What factors do you think contribute to the increase in the Army’s suicide rate when compared to that of other services?
If you were the Army Surgeon General, what kind of suicide prevention measures would you put in place other than educational classes and the “buddy system”?
Scenario #5 – Pre-deployment