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MAYO CLINIC RADIO

  The next Mayo Clinic Radio program, Saturday, April 5, 9 a.m. CDT, is a rebroadcast from October 2013. Timothy Lineberry, M.D., and J. Michael Bostwick, M.D., joined us to discuss suicide prevention.  There are an estimated one million suicides worldwide each year, but there is hope that number can drop if we understand [...]

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Veterans Day - Military Suicide Prevention Awareness #vetchat

VETERANS DAY TWITTER CHAT ON MILITARY SUICIDE PREVENTION Follow #vetchat  Monday, Nov. 11, 1-2 p.m. ET Join @Mayo Clinic and @afspnational with moderator @Time’s @AliceParkNY and a variety of other mental health/ suicide prevention experts. Topics to discuss: Scope of the problem –  statistics/data Reasons why veterans today are at increased risk compared to previous military personnel [...]

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Military Trauma Care Team Trains at Mayo

The Army Reserve’s 945th Forward Surgical Team  is heading to Afghanistan and Mayo Clinic is playing a role helping prepare the unit. The 945th, commanded by Mayo family medicine physician Col. Walter Franz, M.D., has been training in the Mayo Clinic Multidisciplinary Simulation Center the past year getting ready for deployment. The 945th [...]

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Impact of War Haunts Veterans Long After Combat

MEDIA ALERT: As Veteran’s Day approaches, it’s important to recognize that many soldiers battle mental health conditions like anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder and depression long after they return from combat. Suicide rates in the U.S. Army now exceed the rate in the general population, and psychiatric admission is now the most common [...]

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Fighting the Battles of Military Suicide

Military suicide is a major public health concern. The suicide rate in the U.S. Army exceeds the rate in the general population, and psychiatric admission is the most common reason for hospitalization in the Army. Mayo Clinic psychiatrist and suicide expert for the Army, Timothy Lineberry, M.D., describes these trends in the September [...]

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