Monday, November 23, 2009

PLN 25

In the article “Army Joins With Mental Health Institute to Study Suicides” by Christen N. McCluney what matters is the Army is collaborating with the National Institute of Mental Health to launch the largest study ever undertaken of suicide and mental health among military personnel. The institute is partnering with an academic team led by the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences that includes researchers from Harvard University, Columbia University and the University of Michigan. The team aims to develop a research agenda and research projects that look at the causes of, and areas for intervention in, a variety of mental disorders. I think this is important because it could help to find out why people kill then selves and help to find a way to prevent it. This would make a lot of people feel more secure. The project is going to capitalize on the data the Army already collects on service members including training experiences, deployments, exposure during deployment, as well as information about health problems and utilization of health services.

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