Tuesday, May 01, 2007

Postvention -- Suicide

Dear Friends,

Chaplain (LTC) O. Wayne Boyd, the Army's Behavioral Health Program Manager has recently invited me, and other suicide survivors, to help
set up and participate in a postvention site for the army. He is
looking for people to participate, which may include a filmed
interview. So far there are only two people, myself included,
available to him. We need to get the word out and recruit more.

The idea of a postvention site resulted from army recognition that
help is needed for troops with suicidal ideation and suicide
survivors. Chaplain Boyd has a film crew located in San Antonio,
Texas ready to travel to your location for the filming. If you live
near or travel there it would make filming very simple.
Unfortunately, last week I was only a short distance from San Antonio
without knowing about the film crew.

This is a golden opportunity to do something positive in honor of
your loved one, getting your story out to help others.

You may contact Chaplain Boyd for more details at,
orman.boyd@us.army.mil. When and if you contact Chaplain Boyd,
please let me know with a cc. of the email or email me directly.
This is to give me an idea of how many have responded.


Additional contact information for Chaplain Boyd:

CH (LTC) O. Wayne Boyd
Behavioral Health Program Manager
Directorate of Health Promotion and Wellness
U.S. Army Center for Health Promotion & Preventive Medicine
5158 Blackhawk Rd, APG, MD 21010-5403
Phone: 410-436-6250; Cell: 410-652-9769; Fax: 410-436-7381

-- submitted by Richard Stites

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