Trained not to cry: the challenge of being a soldier | Richard Doss | TEDxNaperville by TEDx Talks   3 years ago

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Members and Veterans of the US Armed Forces have unacceptably high suicide rates. Why?
It's not the combat experience like one would suggest, but a much more complex issue that needs to be talked about.

Dr. Richard Doss is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist and works for the Veterans Administration Vet Center. He is also a former Department of Defense Suicide Prevention Program Manager for the United States Army Reserve, training commanders, soldiers, and their families on suicide prevention and assisting over 13,000 soldiers in 26 states and Puerto Rico. Certified in Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST), Richard has trained hundreds of Soldiers and their families in the art of Suicide Awareness and Suicide Prevention.

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