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Suicide

Suicide and suicidal ideation can have lasting, harmful effects that impact families and communities. While its causes are complex and determined by multiple factors, the goal of suicide prevention research is to understand and reduce factors that increase risk (i.e. risk factors) and increase factors that promote resilience (i.e. protective factors). VA conducts an array of research into suicide prevention that looks at everything from predictive modeling to substance use disorders to the policy impacts of Veterans’ choice of services.

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Citations

(5 of more than 302 SUICIDE focused publications)


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Publication Briefs

(5 of more than 51 SUICIDE focused publication briefs)

  • Healthcare Processes Linked to Suicide Risk Following Discharge from VA Residential Substance Abuse
    This study examined 39 root-cause analysis (RCA) reports of suicide in Veterans occurring within three months of discharge from a residential drug treatment program that were reported to any one of 140 VA medical centers between 2001 and 2017. RCA is a well-known and robust approach to elucidating the contribution of systems and organizational processes to adverse events such as suicide after hosp...
    Date: June 28, 2019
  • Post 9/11 Veterans Less Likely to Delay Mental Health Treatment
    This study compared delay of treatment for PTSD, major depressive disorder (MDD), and/or alcohol-use disorder (AUD) among post-9/11 Veterans relative to pre-9/11 Veterans and civilians. Findings showed that post-9/11 Veterans were less likely than both pre-9/11 Veterans and civilians to delay mental health treatment for PTSD and depression. Median time to PTSD treatment was 2.5 years for post-9/11...
    Date: March 7, 2019
  • Brief Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Reduces Suicidal Ideation among Veterans with Chronic Illness
    Brief cognitive behavioral therapy (bCBT) intervention delivered by VA mental health providers in primary care settings is effective for depression, anxiety, and improves physical health quality of life. Investigators in the current study determined the effect of bCBT on suicidal ideation among Veterans with cardiopulmonary chronic illness receiving mental health treatment in a VA primary care set...
    Date: February 8, 2019
  • Links Between Opioid Use and Suicide
    This review describes what is known about the links between suicide and overdoses, with a focus on pathways through opioid use, issues of intent, risk factors, prevention strategies, and unresolved issues. Many factors promote the initiation and persistence of opioid use, but several specific pathways toward vulnerability to overdose and suicide are highlighted. Interventions that address shared c...
    Date: January 3, 2019
  • Unique Link between Homelessness and Suicide
    Evidence suggests suicide rates are much higher among those who are homeless or have been homeless. This study sought to replicate these previous findings with a larger, national population cohort. After controlling for common risk factors, results suggest a unique link between homelessness and suicide. Veterans with a history of homelessness were 8.8 times more likely to have attempted suicide th...
    Date: January 2, 2019

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Studies

( 5 of more than 36 SUICIDE focused projects )

Project No.  Title  PI  Funding Start   
SDR 19-022 Mobile App for the Prevention of Suicide Primack , Jennifer 2019-10-01
SDR 19-294 Development and Evaluation of a Veteran-Informed Means Restriction Intervention for Suicide Prevention Constans , Joseph 2019-10-01
CDA 18-185 Enhancing Social Connectedness Among Veterans at High Risk for Suicide through Community Engagement Chen, Jason 2019-07-01
IIR 18-035 Understanding Suicide Risks among LGBT Veterans in VA Care Goulet, Joseph 2019-06-01
PPO 18-278 Emergency Departments Treating Veteran for Suicide (ED-VeTS) Waliski, Angie 2019-06-01

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HSR&D Briefs, Reports, Newsletters

5 sample "Suicide" publications displayed.

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Topic Spotlight

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Cyberseminars

The most recent "Suicide" seminars are displayed.

Date Title Presenter(s)
9/9/2019 Rural Veteran Suicide Prevention Mohatt, Nate  
7/8/2019 Evidence-Based Suicide Assessment: Guidance for Clinicians and Policy Makers Gutierrez, Peter  
5/23/2019 Putting it together: Combining Measurement Based Stepped Care for Suicide Prevention Rust, Tom  
Zimmerman, Lindsey  
5/16/2019 Comparing Measurement Based Care and Stepped Care for Suicide Prevention Zimmerman, Lindsey  
Rust, Tom  
5/13/2019 Acceptance and Commitment Therapy for Moral Injury (ACT-MI): Moving with Moral Pain towards a Meaningful Life Borges, Lauren  

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