TEEN BOARDING SCHOOLS
Florida State University aids government in battle against military suicide
By Staff Writer
Suicide has become increasingly common among young American soldiers, and the U.S. Department of Defense has enlisted the help of Florida State University in fighting the rising numbers.
The school has received a $17 million federal grant to establish the Military Suicide Research Consortium, which will integrate both government and civilian efforts in adopting a multidisciplinary approach to preventing suicide.
"These suicides have deeply affected the military leadership, and they are desperate to do something about it," explained the research team. "For many in the military, they never knew the misery of suicide, and now they do. They are agonizing over this. They say it hurts every bit as much as losing someone in combat, maybe more."
The consortium's efforts will include building a digital library of suicide research in order to promote awareness and provide dissemination of data. They hope that by compiling information and bringing the issue to the attention of more Americans, they can develop a rapid response system to the public threat.
Young adults who suffer from emotional or mental disorders could benefit from the support and guidance of therapeutic schools.