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Suicide Prevention in All Federal Departments

Department of Defense components have created 'suicide prevention' programs and trained their military and civilian personnel to be alert and responsive to the needs of their organizations and circumstances. The DoD programs lend themselves to being adapted throughout all Federal Departments and Agencies.

 

I suggest a top down directive to all federal departments that will encourage suicide prevention training for federal employees that are in supervisory positions, hear and investigate employee complaints, interact with survivors of suicide (military as well as civilian), and others that have duties in law enforcement, security, mental health, supervising conduct of prisoners, and comparable positions.

 

See also my blog: Military-Civilian Teamwork in Suicide Prevention, at:

 

http://scribe1917x.livejournal.com/8508.html

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