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Mental Health

Mental health is a broad term used to describe a variety of mental, emotional, or behavioral conditions. Mental health conditions can include anxiety disorder, depressive disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), eating disorders, personality disorders, and the more serious psychotic disorders, such as schizophrenia and bipolar disorder. The impact of mental health conditions is significant—according to the National Institutes of Health’s National Institute of Mental Health, nearly one in five U.S. adults live with a mental illness (51.5 million in 2019).

VA health services researchers conduct a wide variety of investigations into mental health conditions, including access to mental and behavioral health services, post-deployment well-being, specific treatment efficacy, and more.

Search results were generated based on the search term "Mental Health". Results are updated weekly, as new data are available.

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Citations

(5 of more than 1455 MENTAL HEALTH focused publications)



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Publication Briefs

(5 of more than 291 MENTAL HEALTH focused publication briefs)


  • Suicide Prevention for Women Veterans
    The articles in this supplement highlight the value of a wide range of data sources, from the macro-level surveillance data available through the DoD, VA, and the US National Violent Death Reporting System to the depth of qualitative data of individual experiences with suicide attempts. They also illustrate the complexities of studying gender and suicide, while generating a new understanding of im...
    Date: February 1, 2021
  • VA Mental Health Use During Pregnancy/Postpartum Periods Remained Strong among Women with Prepregnancy Depression, PTSD, and Anxiety Diagnoses
    This study examined how prepregnancy psychiatric diagnoses could impact mental health treatment use during pregnancy and postpartum, given there is increased risk of symptom recurrence and/or medication discontinuation during pregnancy. Findings showed that there was a strong correlation between a prepregnancy diagnosis of major depressive disorder (MDD), PTSD, or anxiety and use of mental healthc...
    Date: November 18, 2020
  • VA’s Primary Care-Mental Health Integration Affects Access Differently for Women and Men Veterans
    This study of 5.4 million Veterans (including 448,455 women), who received care at one of 396 VA primary care clinics between FY2013 and FY2016, set out to answer the following question: Did VA’s national Primary Care-Mental Health Integration (PC-MHI) initiative improve access to care equally among men and women Veterans? Findings showed that PC-MHI was associated with greater use of all outpatie...
    Date: October 20, 2020
  • Use of Community Outpatient Providers During the Choice Program was Associated with Less Attrition from VA Care
    This study examined the characteristics of patients and practices that used Choice outpatient care in the first year of implementation – and whether using Choice outpatient care was associated with attrition from VA primary care over a two-year period. Findings showed that overall, the attrition rate from VA primary care was low (4.4%), and Veterans who used Choice outpatient care were less likely...
    Date: September 10, 2020
  • Better Patient Experience for Outpatient Care Delivered by VA vs Community Care on Every Measure but Access
    This study examined trends in Veterans’ experiences with outpatient community care (CC) compared with those in VA during the second and third years after Choice Act implementation. Findings showed that patient experiences were better for VA than community care in all respects except access. For specialty care, access scores were better in the community; and for primary and mental healthcare, acces...
    Date: August 1, 2020

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Studies

( 5 of more than 166 MENTAL HEALTH focused projects )

Project No.  Title  PI  Funding Start   
CDA 19-233 Quality of Mental Health Services for Homeless Veterans in Primary Care Settings Jones, Audrey 2021-04-01
IIR 19-392 Passive Mobile Self-Tracking of Mental Health by Veterans with Serious Mental Illness Young, Alexander 2020-10-01
C19 20-210 Applying the After Action Review Methodology to Examine Mental Health Residential Rehabilitation and Treatment Programs’ Response to the COVID--19 Crisis Kim, Bo 2020-09-01
IIR 18-040 A Randomized Controlled Trial of MISSION-CJ for Justice-Involved Homeless Veterans with Co-Occurring Substance Use and Mental Health Disorders Smelson, David 2020-09-01
IIR 19-340 Enhancing Access to Insomnia Care (EASI Care): Implementing Brief Behavioral Treatment for Insomnia in Primary Care Mental Health Integration Clinics Bramoweth, Adam 2020-09-01

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HSR&D Briefs, Reports, Newsletters

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Cyberseminars

The most recent "Mental Health" seminars are displayed.

Date Title Presenter(s)
5/25/2021 Population and Community-Based Interventions to Prevent Suicide Gleason, Theresa  
Denneson, Lauren  
Linskens, Eric  
5/20/2021 The Learning to Apply Mindfulness to Pain (LAMP) Trial: Unpacking the Key Components of a Mindfulness-Based Intervention for Chronic Pain Burgess, Diana  
3/25/2021 Disrupted Care RFA Cyberseminar: Acute and Chronic Care Central Office Staff, HSR&D/QUERI VA  
3/22/2021 Disrupted Care RFA Cyberseminar: Mental Health Care Central Office Staff, HSR&D/QUERI VA  
3/17/2021 Veteran Reported Outcomes for Referrals to Community Care Providers Compared to Referrals to Regional Tele-Mental Health Hubs Fortney, John  

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