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Posted Jan 07 2010 3:47am

The U.S. Army is implementing an emotional resiliency training program for it’s solders to ensure to insure that their emotional health receives as much attention as their physical health. Brigadier General Rhonda Cornum, PhD,MD, director of the Army’s Comprehensive Soldier fitness Program, all 1.1 million soldiers, including active duty troops, reservists and National guard members, will receive  the training. The purpose of the program is to improve combat performance and to avoid post-traumatic stress disorder, depression and suicide, according to The New York Times.

The comprehensive soldier program is about addressing the needs of the whole soldier and establish a starting point from a health preventive model as opposed to dealing with the fall out after the damage has already occurred..

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