“His belief was rooted in a personal struggle. He later made public, in a radically un-Army-like moment, something that could have seriously jeopardized a career that some say was destined for the upper echelons of the military: that he had sought mental health care for depression. People who worked at the fort say Pittard’s openness made it easier for soldiers to seek treatment.” Major General Dana Pittard came up with a series of programs that dramatically cut suicides in the army. So why was his program dropped? Politico Magazine: The General Who Went to War On Suicide.
+ And there’s an opioid connection here as well.