Is there an Association between Firearm Ownership & Capability for Suicide in Post-Deployment National Guard Service Members?

Research Paper Title Firearm Ownership and Capability for Suicide in Post-Deployment National Guard Service Members. Background National Guard service members demonstrate increased suicide risk relative to the civilian population. One potential mechanism for this increased risk may be familiarity with and access to firearms following deployment. This study examined the association between firearm ownership, reasons… Read More

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Do Suicide Typologies have Clinical & Policy Implications for Military Suicide Prevention?

Research Paper Title Suicide Typologies in the United States Air Force: A Hierarchical Cluster Analysis. Background This study describes characteristics of United States Air Force (USAF) suicide decedents and determines subgroups. Methods Retrospective review of demographic, psychiatric, event-related, and psychosocial variables for USAF suicide decedents in the Suicide Event Surveillance System database was conducted between… Read More

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

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