by Joseph Bobrow
On March 12, I posted about Clay Hunt's suicide, covered on 60 Minutes. Now in testimony to Congress by the Pentagon's Defense Suicide Prevention Office, the thesis in my blog may be receiving confirmation. Jackie Garrick, acting director, and Lt. Gen. Howard Bromberg, Army deputy chief of staff for personnel, predicted increasing rates despite 900 prevention programs. Gen. Bromberg said that a major cultural shift is involved in reducing the stigma of coming forward for mental health care. Agreed.