Suicide prevention in Cadets Military Lyceum

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Friday, 02 October 2015 11:11

With the purpose of preventing the facts of suicide within the Armed Forces, Ministry of Defence of Georgia launched an active campaign. Under the Suicide Prevention and Psychological Supporting Program, information booklets were distributed in the sergeants of West Command of Land Forces. The first seminar was also held for the military servicemen.

Deputy Minister Ana Dolidze briefed the sergeants on the steps taken within the frames of the program.

“The MoD introduces a new approach for the psychological support of the military. It is called as “Shoulder to Shoulder”.  Appropriate psychological condition and high morale of each soldier is significant for us. We plan a number of events and we have talked about it with sergeants. The events include providing immediate psychological support, activating hot line service, conducting sport activities,  holding seminars and lectures for the commanders at all level to be able to understand the moral-psychological condition of a soldier” said Ana Dolidze.

By the initiative of Minister of Defence of Georgia, vigorous measures are being implemented regarding prevention of suicide facts. A special booklet is prepared which will allow the sergeants and commanders to timely detect a fellow soldier needing help and to communicate with him in the right way. A hot line service was also activated and special seminars are planned for the commanders to develop necessary skills to timely prevent the facts of suicide. Psychological Selection and Monitoring Department of the MoD will be leading the seminars.

The event held in Kutaisi in the frames of the policy of mutual psychological support of military service members is only a part of the campaign “Shoulder to Shoulder”. Ministry of Defence will inform the society on the campaign on a regular basis.  

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