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Attempted Suicide Is a Mental Health Issue
1/3/2013

Huffington Post column written by Maj. Gen. Mark Graham and Dr. Barbara Van Dahlen reflecting on the case of Marine Pvt. Lazzaric Caldwell, who was convicted of "self-injury" after he slit his wrist in a barracks in Okinawa in 2010. Click here for the full article, in which they ask, "Does the military leadership really believe that someone who chooses to cut himself is really of sound mind -- and that punishment for such behavior will ensure the strength and integrity of our Armed Forces?"

Perceptions of Veteran Service Organization Best Practices and Impact Survey

The Perceptions of Veteran Service Organization Best Practices and Impact survey is designed for veterans and family members to better understand their perceptions of the practices and operations of non-profit organizations that serve them in their communities.  This information will be used to aid the development of leading organizational practices to support more effective and impactful service-delivery to the post-9/11 veteran community nationwide.

All military service members (active duty, reserves, guard, veterans) and their families are eligible and encouraged to participate.


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UNLOAD - A film about PTSD & Psychological Therapy

Film and 2 year outreach project to improve global understanding and quality of therapy for veterans


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Give an Hour Co-Hosts an Introduction to Forensic Evaluations Training

On July 9, from 8:30am–12pm, a three-hour introduction to forensic evaluations for veterans was provided to interested volunteers by the Law and Psychiatry Division of Yale’s Department of Psychiatry, Give an Hour, and Connecticut Veterans Legal Center. Continuing education credits for psychologists was offered. 


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PTSD Awareness Month

Visit the National Center for PTSD’s Website at www.PTSD.va.gov throughout June - PTSD Awareness Month - for resources, links, and stories about PTSD, both for the public and mental health professionals. 


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