22 Jun '12, 5pm

Important topic: #SecDef remarks to DoD/VA conference on suicide prevention

Thank you, Dr. Woodson for the kind introduction, and thank you all for your leadership, for your wise counsel, and for your commitment to ensuring that our service members and their families receive the kind of treatment and support that they so richly deserve. I’d like to express my appreciation to all of you in this audience, appreciation for coming together, appreciation for the work that you’ve been doing at this three-day conference, appreciation for the focus that all of you are making to try to give attention and energy on one of the most complex and urgent problems facing our military families, the problem of suicide. There are a lot of people here who have been working with this issue day in and day out and I have tremendous respect for your capabilities – you’re the experts in trying to deal with a very difficult issue. I’m reminded of the story of a Nobel Prize...

Full article: http://www.defense.gov/speeches/speech.aspx?speechid=1686

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