September 13, 2011

Media Advisory: Senate Briefing on Military Suicide Prevention

Senate Briefing to Detail Strategies to Reduce Suicide Risk Among Service Members and Veterans

What

The American Psychological Association and the National Center for Veterans Studies at the University of Utah will bring experts to Capitol Hill to discuss actions to reduce the risk of suicide among military service members and veterans.  For 2010, the U.S. armed services reported a total of 434 suicides by active duty personnel, up from 381 reported in 2009.  The Senate briefing, which is open to the public, is in recognition of Suicide Prevention Awareness Month. 

Who
  • M. David Rudd, PhD, ABPP, University of Utah 

  • Craig Bryan, PsyD, ABPP, University of Texas Health Science Center, San Antonio 

  • David Jobes, PhD, ABPP, The Catholic University of America 

  • Janet Kemp, RN, PhD, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

When

Wednesday, Sept. 14, 2011
Noon to 1:00 p.m.

Where 

418 Russell Senate Office Building
Constitution Avenue and 1st Street, NE
Washington, DC 20002

Background

Military and Veteran Issues

For More Information

Contact APA Senior Legislative Assistant Ben Vonachen at (202) 336-6097 or by email.  

The American Psychological Association, in Washington, D.C., is the largest scientific and professional organization representing psychology in the United States and is the world's largest association of psychologists. APA's membership includes more than 154,000 researchers, educators, clinicians, consultants and students. Through its divisions in 54 subfields of psychology and affiliations with 60 state, territorial and Canadian provincial associations, APA works to advance psychology as a science, as a profession and as a means of promoting health, education and human welfare.