Study: Army Suicides May Be A Response To Stress.

The Washington Post(8/18, Moyer) reported a study, titled “Reasons for Suicide Attempts in a Clinical Sample of Active Duty Soldiers,” that confirms suicide “isn’t just a symptom of mental illness, but a response to stress may change the way psychologists treat veterans suffering from battle-induced post-traumatic stress disorder. … To reduce suicide, the study says, vets might not need to medicate, but meditate.” According to the study, which was published in the Journal of Affective Disorders, breathing exercises and transcendental meditation “may more effectively help soldiers reduce the stress that triggers the bad decisions that could end in a suicide attempt.”

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— “A new study explores why soldiers commit suicide, “Justin Moyer, The Washington Post, August 17, 2012.

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