Suicide Prevention Projects for German Military Service Personnel

Research Paper Title German research perspectives on suicidality and the rationale for future multinational suicide prevention projects among military service personnel. Abstract As a result of scientific publications indicating that the last two decades have seen an increase in the number of suicides in the US Armed Forces, the topic of suicide in the military… Read More

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Is There a Link Between Altitude & Veteran Suicide Rates?

Research Paper Title Effect of Altitude on Veteran Suicide Rates. Background Suicide rates in the general population in the United States are correlated with altitude. The purpose of this research was to explore factors contributing to suicide among military veterans. Methods The researchers examined the relationship between veteran state-level suicide rates and altitude for 2014,… Read More

PTSD Symptoms & Functioning in US Veterans

Research Paper Title Posttraumatic Stress Disorder Symptoms, Functioning, and Suicidal Ideation in US Military Veterans: A Symptomics Approach. Background To examine the association between individual symptoms of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and measures of functioning, quality of life, and suicidal ideation given that previous research has focused on PTSD diagnosis and symptom clusters. Methods Data… Read More

Risk Factors Associated with Suicidal Ideation in a Sample of Veterans

Research Paper Title Risk factors of suicidal ideation in a population of UK military veterans seeking support for mental health difficulties. Background Little has been reported regarding the risk factors of suicidal ideation in individuals once they have left the military in the UK. The aim of this paper was to explore the risk factors… Read More

What is the Effect of Talking & Crisis Response Plans on Optimism of Acutely Suicidal Soldiers?

Research Paper Title Short-term effects of crisis response planning on optimism in a U.S. Army sample. Background This study examined the short-term effects of a brief crisis intervention on optimism of acutely suicidal soldiers. Methods US Soldiers (N = 97) presenting for an emergency mental health appointment in a military emergency department or behavioural health clinic were… Read More

Screening for Suicidal Ideation during Polypharmacy Clinical Encounters

Research Paper Title Polypharmacy involving opioid, psychotropic, and central nervous system depressant medications, period prevalence and association with suicidal ideation, active component, U.S. Armed Forces, 2016. Abstract This report uses routinely collected data in the Defense Medical Surveillance System (DMSS) to explore the period prevalence of polypharmacy among the active component U.S. military in 2016.… Read More

Deployment & Risk of Suicide in US Army Personnel

Soldiers in the U.S. Army who deploy within six months of an earlier deployment are at higher risk for suicide, as are new recruits who are sent to war within one year of enlisting. Those who redeploy within six months are 1.6 times more likely to attempt suicide. Soldiers who serve 12 months or less… Read More