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

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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

Greater Threat: Suicide or Combat?

Globally, the suicide rate has fallen by 38% from its peak in 1994. As a result, over four million lives have been saved – more than four times as many people as were killed in combat over the same period. The decline has happened at different rates and different times in different parts of the… Read More

Nonfatal Suicidal Behaviours of Activated US Army National Guard & Army Reserve Soldiers, 2004-2009

Research Paper Title Nonfatal Suicidal Behaviours in the Administrative Records of Activated U.S. Army National Guard and Army Reserve Soldiers, 2004-2009. Background The U.S. Army suicide rate increased sharply during the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. There is limited information about medically documented, nonfatal suicidal behaviours among soldiers in the Army’s Reserve Component (RC), which… Read More

Nonfatal Suicidal Behaviours in the Administrative Records of Activated US Army National Guard & Army Reserve Soldiers, 2004-2009

Research Paper Title Nonfatal Suicidal Behaviors in the Administrative Records of Activated U.S. Army National Guard and Army Reserve Soldiers, 2004-2009. Background The U.S. Army suicide rate increased sharply during the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. There is limited information about medically documented, nonfatal suicidal behaviours among soldiers in the Army’s Reserve Component (RC), which… Read More