Monday, June 27, 2016
Day 7 of 22: 22 Veteran Suicides a day Awareness Campaign
So today I was back at the counter, because cooking dinner was the time I had to sit around (you guys know I write these the night before posting, right?). And I made a decision.. the counter is lower than the dryer. So I was back to two sets of 11. And in spite of sharper corners, I will stay here until I am ready for a lower angle.
This article connects PTSD and depression showing PTSD symptoms are in fact the strongest predictor of both suicidal ideation and attempts.
For males the suicide rate among veterans is about double that of civilians. For women it is three times the rate.
Trauma focused therapy, the standard of care for people with PTSD may not be appropriate for people with suicidal thoughts. This creates difficulty in care. Those with intermittent but manageable thoughts may benefit, but care is trickier with those who have more persistent thoughts.
Unfortunately... telling us what is not helpful does not tell us what is...