STMSS39 - Dr Jeff Smith and Dr Michael Doidge - Historical Aspects of Military and Veteran Suicide

Military historians Dr. Jeff Smith and Dr. Michael Doidge join the show to discuss military and veteran suicide from a historical lens, looking at suicide in the military population over the last two hundred years.
About Today’s Guests: 
Dr. Jeffrey Allen Smith, PhD: Dr. Smith is an Associate Professor of American History and Chair of the History Department at the University of Hawaii at Hilo.  He has published historical analyses of military mental health, psychology, and suicide in academic journals and commentaries on his research in the New York Times, Time, and Washington Post; and has been quoted in U.S. News & World Report, NBC News, Reuters, Stars and Stripes, and other media outlets.
Dr. Michael Doidge, PhD: Dr. Doidge Dr. Doidge is a contract historian working for the Department of Defense, where he writes on the history of U.S. military medicine. His work on the history of suicide in the military has been published in the Journal of the American Medical Association and the Washington Post. The views expressed are the author’s alone and do not represent the official position of the Department of Defense, or the U.S. Government. 

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