Dr. Craig Bryan

Dr. Craig Bryan

In 2012, the U.S. military’s suicide rate surpassed combat deaths. Clinical Psychologist Craig Bryan has made suicide prevention his mission. This January, Dr. Bryan’s research brought him to Colorado Springs’ Fort Carson, where he was conducting his second study on mental health treatments. KRCC’s Andrea Chalfin sat down then to talk about his research–and how the very characteristics that make an effective soldier can also lead to increased suicide risk.

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This piece originally aired in June’s episode of Western Skies, which you can visit here. The conversation was edited by Michelle Mercer.

 

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