AFSPP system reduces suicide rates The U.

Still, the experts called the AFSPP ‘the first long-term sustained effort of its kind to serve as an example of what communities can accomplish in reducing morbidity and mortality due to suicidal behaviors when there is ongoing dedication to do so.’ The AFSPP encourages members of the new air Force to get help, promotes the advancement of coping skills and fights the stigma associated with receiving mental healthcare. This program stresses the absence of negative career outcomes for seeking and getting treatment. Through the AFSPP, suicide avoidance is included in all military schooling. Commanders receive teaching on how so when to use mental health providers, and their part in encouraging early help-seeking behavior. Trauma stress response teams were established worldwide to respond to traumatic incidents such as terrorist attacks, serious mishaps, or suicide. Continue reading