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Tell us: Could software help prevent suicide?

Dec. 17, 2012 - 01:31PM   |   Last Updated: Dec. 17, 2012 - 01:31PM  |  
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Beginning in February, the Army plans to provide commanders with a new software program called the "Commander's Risk Reduction Dashboard," which gathers information from a variety of Army databases on soldiers' high-risk behaviors (positive drug tests, alcohol incidents, violence) commonly associated with suicide.

If a commander is concerned about a soldier, he can use the dashboard's report to figure out the best strategy for an intervention.

Could this high-tech approach help prevent soldier suicides?

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