New Beaumont Program to Help Prevent Suicides
William Beaumont Army Medical Center (WBAMC) will soon have a new program in place to help identify soldiers at risk for suicide.
WBAMC is one of ten army facilities trying a new program designed to help spot potential suicides. Their theory is that individuals are more honest with computers than with people they may feel "judged" by.
Officials told the EP Times:
the computerized program allows behavioral health care staff to better track the results of medication and treatment for individual patients. Earlier intervention can help prevent suicidal behavior.
If you, or someone you know, may be contemplating suicide there is help out there.
- Military personnel can contact their senior officers, visit militaryonesource.mil, realwarriors.net or contact WBAMC directly.
- El Paso area residents can call (915) 779-1800, visit texassuicideprevention.org or contact the El Paso and West Texas Suicide Prevention Coalition.
- New Mexico residents can visit nmsuicideprevention.org. call 1-866-HELP-1-NM, or visit preventionnewmexico.com.
- UTEP students and staff can contact the university counseling center.