Bizarre And Sad: Defense Dept. Runs 900+ Suicide Prevention Programs

Bob Brewin | Nextgov | September 24, 2013

The Defense Department has more than 900 suicide prevention programs and  plans to whittle down that number based on a cost-effectiveness ratio, according to this missive from the Military Health System.

“What we have been doing is looking at efficiency and effectiveness” of the programs, Jacqueline Garrick, head of the Defense Suicide Prevention Office, said. “We have started to look at costs associated with these programs, and then looking to measure whether or not they are effective.”