Compared to the general US population, Veterans have been found to be disproportionately affected by suicide. For example, in 2014, Veterans comprised 8.5% of the US population, but accounted for 18% of deaths by suicide. Preventing suicide is VA's top clinical priority.
CommentaryPreventing Suicide among Veterans Will Require Clinicians and Researchers to Adopt a Public Health Approach
Response to CommentaryA Public Health Framework Suggests Five Challenges for Suicide Prevention
Evaluation of a New Program that Uses Predictive Modeling in the Fight Against Veteran Suicide
VA Suicide Prevention: From Risk Factors to At-Risk Veterans
Concerning Trends in Suicide Among Women Veterans Point to Need for More Research on Tailored Interventions
Research Seeks to Better Understand the Relationship between Combat-related Killing and Suicidal Ideation
by David Atkins, MD, MPH, Director, HSR&D