Caitlin Graziano commented on Suicide Prevention Month: Lessons from a Loss Survivor 2017-09-08 22:00:16 -0400Hi Luisa- NYU Langone Military Family Clinic tiene servicios gratuitos para veteranos, y tu puedes llamar 855-698-4677 para mas informacion para tu hijo. Tambien (como miembre de la familia de un veterano), tu puedes llamar a Veterans Crisis Line 1-800-273-8255 para mas ayuda tambien.
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Caitlin Graziano commented on Community Mental Health Summit at the Manhattan VAMC 2015-09-26 23:11:17 -0400“But we did not hear on how the VA or the Manhattan VAMC in particular are working to eliminate veteran suicide for the veterans who ARE seeking help from the VA (around one in five who are still committing suicide each day).”
I think this is key— how is the VA to measure its own success when discussing the issue at large of veteran suicide but then only taking ownership of a smaller percentage of the problem? It feels irresponsible to narrow the scope of the issue, despite good intentions to frame what successes the VA has had. When 100% of those being treated are not taking their lives, however, then that is a step towards some success. In my work as a social worker with NYC adults in the mental health system, I’ve found that the Columbia Suicide Severity Rating Scale (C-SSRS) has strong fidelity in measuring suicidality and informing clinicians to provide early intervention to folks at risk. Fellow veterans and civilians – many of whom appear at these annual forums – can be taught to implement this model. We owe strong solutions such as this to veterans in crisis.