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Live I'm Laura -- thanks for being here with us.
Also here with us now on -- is Diane Bell's own thank you so much for being here thank you for having -- relationship expert as you are known it would military dot com.
And one of the things that we -- you know it's always great to have you here -- talking about what's going on in the military.
And couple weeks ago we heard from Leon Panetta with these new stats that -- to -- suicide rate among military members found to be.
One a date yet is that and that's still an accurate stats -- accurate this is thus far and only 2012 this is the highest number they've ever seen over -- -- What's interesting about this statistic if you would think it's because of the claimants -- deployments.
Things -- post match stress disorder traumatic brain injury.
But these are actually men and women who summit than half of them have not even served and they're trying to figure out the Lincoln a correlation to.
Why are these Manning uniform.
Committing suicide and some of the reasons for those who haven't been deployed or substance abuse relationship problems financial problems have -- And those are and those -- out that came out Defense Secretary Leon -- Recently unveiled his plan to combat the rising number of the suicides and and the pillars are those the -- you're talking about he created four pillars to combat suicide the first -- is leadership.
Which is for anyone in authoritative role to be able to look at their soldiers and people to recognize possible symptoms and signs of someone who is depressed or who needs -- got clinical house.
And also making sure that if and Wendy do you get clinical help that -- -- not be ostracized by their unit that they will not be judged about the -- will be.
Dissolved which is which is hard enough but mostly they're afraid of it's no one wants to seem weak especially when -- stoic -- right.
Right now the second one we're looking at is improving access and quality of health care.
And that means that 9000 mental health professionals are available to help active servicemen and women -- -- -- -- a look at the US Coast Guard rivers are.
It's not so easy for them to get the access of Panetta saying.
How do we make sure that every man and woman who has server is serving is going to be treat and he's working with the VA and the DOD.
Obviously very closely about making sure that every one gets the treatment that they need and is seen as possible with him.
The third -- we're looking at -- elevate elevating mental -- -- the same level as physical fitness so many think of that -- like rain in dealing brain exercise and us.
Now and then -- we're thinking the techniques coping mechanisms making sure that everyone goes through.
-- -- -- counseling and and make sure that it's it's mandatory innocent people being like now I you know I think -- of them is gonna go to the bar I -- -- -- then I'm gonna go to the jam.
Making sure that they actually have the mental tools and it is a tool it is a tool to learn how to cope with all the structures right that people are telling Matt and how do you make it mandatory -- Well that's something that others can figure out -- I mean if there's no simple solution when it comes to this because it's the human mind and it's obviously complex in individual.
And that's -- Penn saint how do we ensure that we don't have another life lost -- sense.
And it's it's overall it's an epidemic just it just culturally not only in the military but all over the world -- the fourth and final is increasing on suicide prevention.
And that is making sure that when and if you do see any signs or symptoms.
You got that person immediate help as soon as possible and you don't wait -- -- that.
I think I'm going to kill myself.
If your mental health counselor you have to call 91 if you -- that friend.
Please please please make sure you've got some help need at right is so many I don't know how often happens with military.
But so so often lately it seems like we've heard people crying out for help.
-- on social media -- people say things on FaceBook that they tweaked something or you know that you know somebody and they don't.
Just kind of sit back -- they wait for somebody else to.
Make the caller somebody else to take care of it would think that they're joking right being proactive as someone makes that even if it's a joke -- -- chart.
Get mad at you for a little bit rates but they're going to be a lifestyle right now they're joking matter absolutely a very important -- for sure.
How can people find you ask you questions read your.
Are you can go to my wing man Diana dot military dot com or it could just feel like in -- -- go to military got -- of the all my -- com.
All right Diane -- so thank you so much for being here always a pleasure good luck with -- we'll continue to you know keep up to speed on what's going on with this developing story to thank you.
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