This podcast from Military Times examines the alarming rate of military and veterans suicide, offering new insights based on research and effective clinical and peer support practices in suicide prevention. Hosted by Duane France, a retired Army combat veteran, author and mental health counselor, and Shauna Springer, a psychologist, author and nationally recognized expert on initiatives to benefit the military community, the podcast aims to move beyond awareness to identify actionable strategies that can impact the rising suicide rate among service members, veterans, and their families.
About this week’s guest
Cheree Tham holds a Master’s Degree in Social Work from the University of Alabama and is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. She is the principal investigator with America’s Warrior Partnership for Operation Deep Dive (OpDD). OpDD is a community based study of veteran suicide, asphyxiation, drowning, death by law enforcement and single driver high speed car accident. Her experience has been in program development and administration of programs with a wide range of populations, targets and services. She is responsible for planning, oversight, management, and supervision of all programs and services provided to and initiatives with military-affiliated constituencies. Her position functions at a strategic and tactical level to develop and maintain mission-driven, sustainable programs, services, and initiatives consistent with America’s Warrior Partnership’s mission and model of Community Integration.
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Shauna's latest book: Warrior: How to Support Those Who Protect Us
Duane's latest book: Military in the Rear View Mirror: Mental Health and Wellness in Post-Military Life
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