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Army’s new SHARP Director emphasizes change, role of commanders in preventing sexual assault

09/22/20
Jill Londagin became the SHARP Director on September 14th. She brings her previous experience as the Program Director for Substance Use Disorder Clinical Care (SUDCC) and Suicide Risk Management at the Office of The Surgeon General, as well as a Behavioral Health Red Team member, to the SHARP program. Ms. Londagin plans to address recent public concerns with the program through openness, honesty, and transparency.

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New Training Developed for COVID-19 Stressors and Combatting Suicide

09/22/20
September is National Suicide Prevention Awareness month, which makes it an opportune time to adapt training to fit new situations caused by the pandemic. Billy Hallmark, Army Substance Abuse and Suicide Prevention Programs Manager for the U.S. Army Tank-automotive and Armaments Command Detroit Arsenal, is working on training to help those feeling the pressure from isolation and social distancing.

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New Army website offers latest resources to promote resilience, readiness

09/21/20
The Army Resilience Directorate officially launched its new website Sept. 18 at ArmyResilience.army.mil. The robust website is the Directorate’s hub for Sexual Harassment/Assault Response and Prevention, Ready and Resilient, Army Suicide Prevention, and the Army Substance Abuse Program, making it an all- inclusive site for information and resources on these programs.

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Sergeant Major Reflects About Almost Ending Life, Sought Help

09/09/20
Sgt. Maj. Patrick S. McGrath II, 108th Air Defense Artillery Brigade, contemplated suicide in 2019. McGrath’s story goes back to his childhood. He said this was a relevant point because the Soldiers he serves with in the Army come from all walks of life. This article tells his story of resilience and overcoming thoughts of suicide by seeking help.

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