The diagnosis of PTSD requires that a person has "...experienced, witnessed or been confronted with an event or events that involve actual or threatened death or serious injury, or a threat to the physical integrity of self or others." The traumatic event must provoke intense fear, helplessness, or horror.
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To help curb the rising military suicide rate, a new pilot project has been established that involves sending brief letters to discharged inpatients considered to be at high risk for suicide following hospitalization. So how successful is the pilot project? The results were recently published in the journal Crisis.