Survey: Army Chaplains Say They Need More Training In How To Prevent Soldier Suicides.

USA Today (4/7, Zoroya) reports that a RAND survey published online April 6 in the journal Spirituality in Clinical Practice suggests that “chaplains who are part of the Army’s first line of defense against suicide say they need more training in how to prevent soldiers from killing themselves.” After conducting the “online survey of about 4,900 Army chaplains and chaplain assistants and bas[ing] their results on validated responses from about 1,500,” researchers also found that “chaplains and chaplain assistants hold some of the same negative views about therapy that often discourage soldiers from seeing a behavioral health specialist.”

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— “Army chaplains need training to help suicidal soldiers,”Gregg Zoroya, USA Today, April 06, 2015.

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