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•The VA and the Department of Defense are seeking innovative approaches to treating combat veterans with PTSD at risk for suicide because the current treatments they are utilizing have not been successful in doing so

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

•We are implementing a suicide prevention project for combat veterans with PTSD using a control group of a large enough scope to permit us to demonstrate the effectiveness of our treatment approach

•In doing so we are working with clinical researchers at major VA Medical Centers in the Bronx and Manhattan

•An article summarizing our approach entitled “Innovative Approach to Treating Combat Veterans with PTSD and at Risk for Suicide” is being published at the current issue of Suicide and Life Threatening Behavior. If you would like a copy of that article send us an email to

Your support for our work with veterans is greatly appreciated and is 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.


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

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