Unit Stabilization After Suicide Loss

Research tells us that people who are exposed to suicide are at increased risk not only for dying by suicide themselves, but also for suffering from mental health disorders, addiction, and reclusiveness. ARMY STARRS research suggests that every completed suicide in a military unit heightens the risk of attempts by other members of the same unit. Suicide loss has many complicating factors that can hamper the healing process, increase risk, and interfere with readiness for duty. A proactive, comprehensive postvention plan and response that includes ‘safe messaging’ can not only stabilize a unit but it can help rebuild a culture that better supports suicide prevention, mental health and wellness. In this course, “Unit Stabilization After Suicide Loss,” Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors VP and suicide survivor Kim Ruocco shares how the TAPS Postvention Model of Support can be applied to advising military leaders following the suicide loss of service members in a military unit.

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    schang54 May 14, 2020 at 12:02 pm

    Good information

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