Combat Stress Control
Elements of the CED
Relay information regarding stress reactions and what can be
done about them.
Distribute informational handout if possible. Include phone
numbers or points of contact within the unit for additional help.
Reaffirm positive things.
Be available and accessible.
Debriefing team considers individuals who may need additional
help or a referral.
Section V Suicide Help
UMT members may be the first to recognize signals of a potential
suicide-risk soldier. Soldiers in the unit may also inform the chaplain
of someone they think is at risk. The key to prevention is to provide
aid to persons at potential risk.
Signs of Suicide
Appears depressed, sad, tearful, and hopeless.
Has difficulty sleeping or sleeps too much.
Has a loss of appetite and neglects personal hygiene.
Speaks of or threatens suicide.
10 May 2005