The Army Resiliency Directorate (ARD) and TIAG® Undergo Suicide Prevention Pilot
TIAG—an innovative technology company providing transformational solutions to private industry and across the Department of Defense—has been contracted by the Army Resiliency Directorate (ARD) to provide data analysis for the ARD Suicide Prevention Pilot utilizing the Behavior Health Pulse (BH Pulse) survey tool.
As the second leading cause of death in the U.S. Military, suicide and the high-risk behaviors associated with suicide (deaths by drug toxicity, accidental deaths, attempted suicides, and drug overdoses) are a devastating reality. Being able to identify, engage, and mitigate high risk Soldiers is essential to building a resilient force. By consolidating and analyzing suicide event reporting across risk behaviors, climate, and other variables, ARD is able develop initiatives that impact service members’ overall quality of life—whether through an expansion of benefits and services, or programs that improve the physical, psychological, social, and spiritual well-being of service members.
“These are not just numbers; these are Soldiers whose lives matter. We know from data and from boots-on-ground experience that the stressors of the job have a negative impact on the quality of their lives and mental health. We also know that resilience-based tools and training can have immediate and positive impacts on reducing risks and increasing help-seeking behaviors. Anything we can do, to help our Armed Forces and Soldiers get the support they need—we will do it,” shares TIAG General Manager, Charlie Doutt.
In support of the Ready and Resilient mission led by ARD; TIAG will collect, process, analyze, and report on the data gathered during the BH Pulse survey and translate into briefings for brigade and battalion commanders, who will use the reports to better understand behavioral health in their formations.
“Data is powerful, but especially when used to support a program like SPP. We are passionate about ending the stigma associated with help-seeking behaviors. By working with ARD, we are proud to do our part to support resilience building efforts in the Armed Forces and build a stronger force,” shares TIAG Chief Strategy Officer and Managing Principal Umang Modi.