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IASP Task Force - Defense and Police Forces

Chair

CDR Aaron D. Werbel, Ph.D.
Behavioral Health Affairs Officer
Suicide Prevention Program Manager
Headquarters, U.S. Marine Corps (MRS)
Personal and Family Readiness Division
3280 Russell Road
Quantico, VA 22134-5103

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Mandate: To improve the international collaboration necessary to reduce suicides amongst Defense and Police Personnel

Date of Formation: August 2007: Killarney, Ireland

Participants: Current membership and interested parties from 18 countries.

Vision: To be the lead global networking organization for guidance and development.

Mission: To improve the international collaboration necessary to reduce suicides.

Goals: Promote the scientific understanding of suicidal behaviors in Defense and Police Personnel.

Plan: Promote scientific understanding.

Updates: This is the first update for this new task force.

Current: Current focus is on increasing membership.

Achievement: Proposal for the task force was approved by the IASP board.

Action: Put out a call for proposals to sponsor 1-2 day symposia.

Identified: Most of the current expertise on the task force is in military suicide.


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