Seeking the Military Suicide Solution

Seeking the Military Suicide Solution Podcast, Episode 40: David Bachmann — Peer Support in Suicide Prevention

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

David Bachmann is a Marine Corps infantry combat veteran. He served with E Co, 2nd Battalion 7th Marines from 2001-2005. After being discharged from the Marine Corps, he began to ride and build motorcycles. He currently resides in Texas where he raises cattle and quarter horses. Bachmann is active in an ongoing healing movement developed by Marines that brings the tribe of veterans together throughout the year for warrior reunions. He has also been an invited suicide prevention speaker at Marine reunions.

Links Mentioned in this Episode:

JArticle highlighting USMC Peer Support Retreats

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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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