After 3 Years of Delays, Army Has Again Paused Rewriting Suicide Prevention Policies

U.S. Army Col. Mitchell Wisniewski III, Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst (N.J.) deputy commander and Army Support Activity commander, signs the Suicide Prevention month declaration inside the dining hall of Tommy B’s lounge on the base.

Despite a website with vague guidance, PowerPoint presentations and at least five separate policies referencing behavioral health, the Army offers relatively few clear resources for how units are supposed to respond to soldiers who are at risk of suicide. The service has been promising to rewrite its suicide prevention policy for three years, but the […]