Software Helps U.S. Army Spot Soldiers At Risk Of Suicide
The U.S. Army is using new software to identify soldiers who are at high risk of suicide based on a variety of factors.By Rosie Newberry | November 13, 2014
The U.S. Army is employing a new type of defense: software that can predict suicide risk among soldiers.
That's because half of the soldier suicides that occurred within one year of a major U.S. Army study belonged to the category the Army considered at highest risk of suicide. Approximately 5 percent of those in service fall in this highest-risk category. (Video via U.S. Army)
A computer model compared hundreds of risk factors for the five-year study called The Army Study to Assess Risk and Resilience in Servicemembers, or Army STARRS.