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Suicide Prevention Data Set for Active and Reserve Soldiers

DoD should publish a machine readable data set on Data.Gov outlining suicides and suicide attempts for individuals who were serving as active duty or reserve military personnel at the time of the incident. The data should include non-personally identifiable information related to the individual, their role in the military, and descriptive data on the event (ex. geocoded locational information). The data also should include ...more »

Submitted by (@michaelwalsh)

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PTSD

The birthplace of PTSD is not only the events that soldiers experience; it is the lack of ability to UNDERSTAND the events AFTER they have occurred. There is no going back, so it is extremely difficult to rationalize an event they had little control over after it has already occurred. Proper training prior to active duty should absolutely include as much time for justifying/rationalizing/explaining what they will experience, ...more »

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