Published on February 6, 2013 at 10:36 PM
Reuters: U.S. Army To Build Soldier 'Resilience' To Fight Suicides, Violence
The U.S. Army, grappling with a spike in military suicides, plans to take steps to improve soldiers' resilience to mental health problems to combat such deaths as well as depression, substance abuse, and violent behavior, Army Secretary John McHugh said on Monday. McHugh ordered Army officials to lay out detailed plans by February 15 to boost soldiers' "physical, emotional and psychological resilience," but did not reveal program specifics, such as estimated costs or goals (Myers, 2/4).
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