07 Apr '15, 7am

Army chaplains say they need training to help suicidal soldiers

Army chaplains say they need training to help suicidal soldiers

Illustration by Hector Casanova, Kansas City Star/TNS Related Eagle's Healing Nest: A refuge for vets seeking purpose, peace Some veterans stay for a few weeks, others never leave. There is no time limit, no restriction on when they can come and go, no expectation that a fractured life will mend in 30 days. More coverage of suicide in the military Chaplains who are part of the Army's first line of defense against suicide say they need more training in how to prevent soldiers from killing themselves, according to a RAND survey published online Tuesday. Nearly all the chaplains and chaplain assistants surveyed said they have dealt with suicidal soldiers, and most said they encourage troubled soldiers to get help. Because of confidentiality, roughly half said they would be reluctant to alert someone in the chain of command about the soldier, and roughly a third said they woul...

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