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PREVENTING SUICIDE AMONG COMBAT VETERANS WITH PTSD

The VA and the Department of Defense are concerned that the current behavioral treatments they are utilizing to treat combat veterans with PTSD at risk for suicide have not been successful. They are seeking innovative approaches to the problem.

•SPI has developed a psychodynamic therapy that had success in treating Vietnam combat veterans with PTSD at risk for suicide and shows promise of doing so with veterans of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan

•We are testing our approach with a treatment project at VA Medical Centers in the Bronx and Manhattan

•The project is underway but we would like to be able to include more veterans in need of help. SPI will need to raise an additional $20,000 to be able to do so.

•We are asking for contributions from $50 to $500

Your support for our work with veterans will be greatly appreciated by us and the veterans we are helping. Contributions are fully tax deductible. If you'd like to donate please make checks payable to Suicide Prevention Initiatives, 1045 Park Avenue, New York, NY 10028 or click here to donate online.



PARTICIPATING INVESTIGATORS

Some of our participating investigators from the Bronx VA and SPI came together at our last Life Lines Luncheon.

Left to right
Doctors Bruce Levine, Marianne Goodman, Debra Perlick of the Bronx VA and Herbert Hendin and Blake Turner of SPI.