Troops Most At Risk Of Suicide Don’t Get The Support They Need From The Military, New Report Says
Troops Most At Risk Of Suicide Don’t Get The Support They Need From The Military, New Report Says

By James Clark, Task & Purpose August 7, 2017

A new report on post-traumatic stress disorder and depression among active-duty service members found that Department of Defense healthcare providers failed to adequately follow up with those who were at a high risk of suicide. The Aug. 7 RAND report, Quality of Care for PTSD and Depression in the Military Health, found that almost half of service members with PTSD and 70% of those with depression did not receive adequate care from the Military Health System after they were found to be at risk of harming themselves.

The report, commissioned by the Pentagon, looked at 39,000 service members who had been diagnosed with depression, PTSD, or both in 2013.