anarcho-queer:

Army Issues Anti-Suicide Nasal Spray As Military Suicides Double
The military suicide rate doubled in July. That’s one of our troops, almost every day.
To come up with an answer, the Army recently gave 3 million dollars to a university of Indiana research center, and those researchers came back with this: Anti-Suicide Nasal Spray.
Katie Drummond of The Daily reports researchers found a naturally occuring neurochemical called thyrotropin-releasing hormone, or TRH, that has euphoric, calming, anti-depressant effects. News of the nasal spray comes as a relief to some, who had to endure spinal taps for injections of the medicine.
The Pentagon, which tracks military suicides, reported that troops have committed the act at an 18 percent increase over the same period last year. Now, more troops die by their own hands that by the hands of the Taliban in Afghanistan.
The spray is only possible because of advances in “nanotechnology delivery systems.” Researchers plan to run a full battery of trials over the next few years, and hopefully put the spray not only in the hands of soldiers, but civilians as well.

anarcho-queer:

Army Issues Anti-Suicide Nasal Spray As Military Suicides Double

The military suicide rate doubled in July. That’s one of our troops, almost every day.

To come up with an answer, the Army recently gave 3 million dollars to a university of Indiana research center, and those researchers came back with this: Anti-Suicide Nasal Spray.

Katie Drummond of The Daily reports researchers found a naturally occuring neurochemical called thyrotropin-releasing hormone, or TRH, that has euphoric, calming, anti-depressant effects. News of the nasal spray comes as a relief to some, who had to endure spinal taps for injections of the medicine.

The Pentagon, which tracks military suicides, reported that troops have committed the act at an 18 percent increase over the same period last year. Now, more troops die by their own hands that by the hands of the Taliban in Afghanistan.

The spray is only possible because of advances in “nanotechnology delivery systems.” Researchers plan to run a full battery of trials over the next few years, and hopefully put the spray not only in the hands of soldiers, but civilians as well.

  1. chinadollsscareme reblogged this from xxziggystardust
  2. cobra-snake reblogged this from cobra-snake and added:
    105 Americans commit suicide per day, including 22 veterans.
  3. genuinelytricked reblogged this from ipagem
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  5. heykirahey reblogged this from chillwalker and added:
    Maybe send them home to their loved ones. That may help, too.
  6. positiveradiance reblogged this from littlesoulsearching and added:
    Jfc what :/?
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  9. jocyy1 reblogged this from nick0819 and added:
    wow..
  10. takenbyheart reblogged this from nick0819 and added:
    So may ganyan talaga? :))))))Absuuurd.
  11. nardoretardo reblogged this from chillwalker and added:
    ^uh… No different than any other painkiller. These soldiers are still getting therapy, but this nasal spray seems to be...
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  13. idle-time reblogged this from chillwalker and added:
    ^^ that’s reading into it without all the facts. The military does have them recive regular counciling and they provide...
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  21. bsoliver reblogged this from callasmixedhair and added:
    The suicides are getting worse, but a nasal spray?! Let’s see if it works.
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  23. the-thought-emporium-imperial reblogged this from oldmanyellsatcloud and added:
    Yeah. … Incidentally how do you test this sort of thing? Also it sounds like the sort of thing you see in dystopic...
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  25. dagdammit reblogged this from oldmanyellsatcloud and added:
    If I’m reading it right, the medicine’s been in use- it’s just the alternate delivery system that’s being rolled out?...
  26. sliverdemon reblogged this from oldmanyellsatcloud and added:
    SO yeah, this article is 4 years old, but still. Lots of questions there
  27. oldmanyellsatcloud reblogged this from larger-than-life76 and added:
    …That went into human testing disturbingly fast.
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