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Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Resilience training already failed but they still push it?

The test for "resilience" training has already been failed! More suicides, more calls to suicide prevention hotline and still they push this same program they started in 2008.

IAJF-NY Supports Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder Resilience-Training Program for Soldiers
Spotlight on Philanthropy
The Iranian American Jewish Federation of New York supports research program in PTSD

Thanks to a generous gift from The Iranian American Jewish Federation of New York (IAJF-NY), researchers are one step closer to instituting a resilience-training program that may reduce the high incidence of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) in combat soldiers. Between 6 and 8 percent of all Israeli Defense Force (IDF) infantry soldiers develop debilitating PTSD symptoms, such as hyperarousal, intrusive flashbacks, and depression, during their first deployment cycle.

For the past five years, the Department of Psychiatry at Mount Sinai School of Medicine and The School of Psychological Sciences at Tel Aviv University, have been working together to develop a resilience-training program to help prevent combat-related PTSD. The program consists of four to eight computerized training sessions that soldiers would complete in the barracks as part of their basic training program. Now, as part of the IAJF-NY’s gift, researchers will be able to test the efficacy of this training program in soldiers starting this fall.
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If you are getting the idea I'm feeling bitter over this "program" you're right. I am bitter that I still have to talk to families when it is too late to save their veteran's life, too late to help them help the veteran and really bitter that reports still haven't come to the same conclusion that this program is a huge part of the problem. When the result are this disgraceful, why aren't they asking the right questions so that groups stop funding this? If they think it works, they just haven't taken a look at the result. More and more successful suicides after many more attempt it.

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