James Risen writes about a soldier, Staff Sgt. David Senft, with PTSD who kills himself in Afghanistan. The article lists many things that predict successful suicide:
- Senft came from a distressed "broken" family.
- He had many attachment disruptions in childhood.
- He had been on multiple tours of duty.
- He had PTSD from a trauma early in his deployments
- He had attempted suicide before.
- He'd been hospitalized by the Army, because of former suicide attempts.
- The Army deployed him, anyway.
The military's mandate for suicide prevention completely failed this man. Read this sad story to know him and know the details.