Fort Carson Military Suicide Prevention: Approach, Challenges, and Trends. One Soldier's Story.
SPCC Education Session and Coalition Meeting
Wednesday, November 8th, 2017
The Presentation is free and open to the public
Location: The Penrose House at 1661 Mesa Avenue, Colorado Springs, CO 80906
Time: 9:30 -10:30 am (followed by regularly scheduled SPCC Coalition Meeting 10:30-11:30am, also open to all interested in SPCC)
Discussion: The nightly news has no shortage of hot topics to discuss on a daily basis. The focus of suicide, specifically in the military, is often one of these. Military life is unique and brings new opportunities while creating new challenges. All too often, these challenges do not translate well between life in and life out of the military. Communication barriers/understanding, perceived impacts, and social implications can often be felt with a larger weight while serving. The need for prevention and early intervention support from military and non-military agencies/providers is key to success in reducing today's current rates of self-harm behaviors and actions.
LTC Kevin G Bolke
Division Chief of Assessments
4th Infantry Division, Fort Carson, CO
LTC Bolke has over 22 years of service in the U.S. Army, serving for 13 years as an Armor Officer, Platoon Leader, Company Executive Officer, Senior Staff Officer, and Company Commander.
Experienced overseas, LTC Bolke has been deployed to Kosovo as a Multi-National Brigade East Deputy G-4 and Assistant Operations Officer 1-77 AR as well as to Iraq during Operation Iraqi Freedom II as an Armor Company Commander.
He has transitioned to Operations Research where he is currently serving as the Senior Operations Research Systems Analyst (ORSA) for the 4th Infantry Division at Fort Carson. He has executed studies on Future Combat Systems (FCS), Ground Combat Vehicles (GCV), cell phone tower augmentation in Afghanistan, and manpower analysis. Most recently, he has spent the past three years working with multiple agencies across Fort Carson to identify trends and gather data on high risk behavior areas, such as self-harm, DUIs, domestic violence, and sexual assault.
This event is open to all.
For those who can not attend in person, you are invited to use the optional dial in number: 888-644-5563 No PIN needed.
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For further information, contact the SPCC Education Committee Chair at firstname.lastname@example.org or 720-934-2387.
If you or someone you know are having thoughts about suicide, please call 1-800-273-TALK (8255). In Colorado, you may call Colorado Crisis Services at 1-844-493-TALK (8255) or text "TALK" to 38255.In an emergency, call 9-1-1.
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