Army Secretary urges soldier mental health resilience training

Published on February 6, 2013 at 10:36 PM · No Comments

The step is part of an effort to improve the Army's coordination of mental health programs and to address increasing military suicide rates.

Los Angeles Times: Army Secretary Calls For Mental Health 'Resilience' Training
With suicides in the Army reaching another record in 2012, Army Secretary John McHugh said Monday he is reviewing recommendations from a study of soldier behavioral health evaluations and intends to adopt mental health "resilience" training for all soldiers (Murphy, 2/4).

The Associated Press/Washington Post: Army Secretary Visits Joint Base Lewis-McChord To Review Behavioral Health Evaluations
Army leadership is looking to improve coordination among its mental health programs and other soldier-resilience efforts, acknowledging Monday that a patchwork system of tools is often confusing for both commanders and soldiers. Army Secretary John McHugh said he has asked Army officials to finish a plan for an overhaul in the next couple weeks (2/4).

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