Leo Sher, M.D.
The article, “Death in Uniform” written by William Glenn, a Canadian journalist has been published in the “Canada’s Occupational Health and Safety Magazine” (1). The author writes about suicide among Canadian military veterans. He notes that “Age-specific analyses showed male veterans aged 16 to 44 were about one and a half times more likely to commit suicide, while women between 40 and 44 were more than twice as likely to die from suicide as their same-age counterparts in the general population.”
The author writes about the success of the U.S. Air Force suicide prevention program: suicides among Air Force personnel dropped by one-third.
The article contains an interview given by me to William Glenn. The interview is mostly focused on the concept of posttraumatic mood disorder (PTMD) proposed by me in 2005 and its relation to suicidal behavior.
The author describes suicide prevention programs in the Canadian military. One of the programs is the five-day “Third Location Decompression” program, where veterans learn about posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and other mental health problems.
1. Glenn WM. Death in Uniform. Occupational Health and Safety Magazine, October-November 2011, pp.24-29.