Military’s $3 million anti-suicide nasal spray

Admittedly, this sounds dumb to us in the force. Honestly though, the research being done at Indiana University School of Medicine is pennies-on-the-dollar compared to the ghastly Spiritual Fitness nonsense - the current anti-suicide strategy.INDIANAPOLIS -- Could a nasal spray provide a quick antidote to suicidal thoughts among soldiers? An Indiana University School of Medicine scientist has been awarded a $3 million research grant from the U.S. Army to develop such a system.For Michael … [Read more...]

Why the US Military’s suicide statistics are dead wrong

I've seen way too many people regurgitate flawed stats regarding suicide rates in the US Military. It seems that the DoD and / or defense-policy think-tanks have created some palatable 'synthetic data'.Going back to the 2001-2008 time period, this study seems to be a typical example. It's from RAND, a large think-tank currently funded by the US Government and private endowments. Their biggest claim to fame is the 'mutually assured destruction' nuclear weapon strategy of the Cold War era. E … [Read more...]


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