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David Litts
Dr. Litts is the Executive Secretary for the National Action Alliance for Suicide Prevention and a consultant on military and veteran suicide prevention. Previously, David held a variety of leadership positions in the Nation’s suicide prevention movement, including the Air Force’s pioneer suicide prevention program (1996-1999) and development of the 2001 National Strategy for Suicide Prevention.

Entries by David Litts

We All Have a Role to Play: Preventing Suicide Among Our Returning Veterans

(0) Comments | Posted September 11, 2013 | 2:33 PM

The headlines and news stories detailing the many suicides among U.S. military and veterans have galvanized our attention over the past few years. While the gut-wrenching truth is that far too many service members are surviving combat only to die by suicide, for most, the post-combat experience is a story...

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The Message About Suicide and the Military

(2) Comments | Posted February 4, 2013 | 3:37 PM

According to Pentagon figures, 349 military service members took their lives in 2012. Every one of these deaths exacts an incalculable toll -- from the victim's families, from their military units, and from our society. Yet news about the statistics on military suicide and accompanying examples of personal...

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