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Suicide Report 1st Quarter of 2016- Department of Defense
The Defense SuicidePrevention Office (DSPO) integrates a holistic approach to suicide prevention, intervention, and postvention utilizing a range of medical and non-medical resources. DSPO is taking a responsible, measurable, and deliberative approach in its efforts to combat death by suicide through data surveillance and analysis; research and program evaluation; advocacy; plans and policy oversight; outreach; and training and oversight. It is through these efforts that we will build a steady and resilient force that encompasses Service members, civilians, and their families.
Homeless Veterans- St. Louis VA
HCHV Homeless Services is comprised of a multi-disciplinary team that is designed to meet veterans where they are and provide no-wrong door services. HCHV provides a continuum of services for homeless Veterans, which are outlined below. Homeless program staff include social workers, peer support specialists, addiction therapists, and vocational specialists. Most Homeless Program services are based out of the Hope Recovery Center (515 N. Jefferson), approximately 1 mile from John Cochran Medical Center. Our team works hand and hand with community providers and Veterans to reach our goal to end Veteran homelessness in St. Louis by 2015.
If you know a homeless Veteran, please call us at 314-652-4100 ext. 55460. We are here to help. You can also call the 24/7 National Call Center for Homeless Veterans at 1-877-424-3838.
Substance Abuse in the Military
Members of the armed forces are not immune to the substance use problems that affect the rest of society. Although illicit drug use is lower among U.S. military personnel than among civilians, heavy alcohol and tobacco use, and especially prescription drug abuse, are much more prevalent and are on the rise.