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Suicide Prevention

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 371 SUICIDE focused publications)



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Publication Briefs

(5 of more than 65 SUICIDE focused publication briefs)


  • VA Workgroup Consensus Statement on Suicide among Homeless Veterans and What We Still Need to Learn
    This article serves as a consensus statement by the recently formed VA Suicide Prevention among Veterans Experiencing Homelessness Workgroup – and provides a brief overview of current initiatives to prevent suicide among homeless Veterans. This consensus statement also discusses methods of conducting research within this complex subset of the Veteran population, as well as future research endeavor...
    Date: April 1, 2021
  • Food Insecurity in Veterans is Associated with Increased Depression Symptoms and Suicidal Ideation
    This study sought to investigate the association between food insecurity and suicidal ideation. Findings showed that food insecurity in Veterans was associated with increased depression symptoms and suicidal ideation. The odds for suicidal ideation among Veterans with very low food security – the most severe level of food insecurity – increased by nearly four-fold compared to those who were food s...
    Date: March 26, 2021
  • Some Combat Experiences May Increase Risk of Attempting Suicide among Service Members
    This study sought to determine the association of combat exposure with suicide attempts among active-duty US service members who were deployed in Iraq and Afghanistan. Findings showed that when defined broadly, combat was not associated with suicide attempts after adjusting for demographic and military-specific factors. High combat severity was associated with an increased risk for suicide attempt...
    Date: February 2, 2021
  • 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
  • Veterans Open to Discussing Firearms Storage Safety in Primary Care Setting
    This quality improvement project – part of a larger study to develop a training program on firearms storage safety (FSS) for VA primary care teams – describes Veterans’ perspectives on discussing FSS during primary care visits. Most Veterans in the study agreed that primary care is an acceptable setting for FSS discussions, but staff need to build rapport and trust by using a personal, caring, and...
    Date: January 26, 2021

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Studies

( 5 of more than 46 SUICIDE focused projects )

Project No.  Title  PI  Funding Start   
CDA 19-076 Development and Testing of a Veteran-Centered Lethal Means Safety Suicide Prevention Intervention Simonetti, Joseph 2021-07-01
PPO 19-446 Perspectives of Female Veterans, VHA Providers, and Family Members on Preventing Firearm-Inflicted Suicides among Female Veterans Monteith, Lindsey 2020-12-01
PPO 20-166 Increasing Help-Seeking Behavior Among Transitioning Veterans at Risk for Suicide with Online Gatekeeper Training: A Pilot Study of PsychArmor S.A.V.E. Teo, Alan 2020-10-01
IIR 17-200 Longitudinal Assessment of the Sleep-Suicide Link in Veterans Discharged from Inpatient Psychiatric Care McGeary, John 2020-08-01
C19 20-203 Impact of COVID-19 and Social Distancing on Mental Health and Suicide Risk in Veterans DeBeer, Bryann 2020-07-01

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HSR&D Briefs, Reports, Newsletters

5 sample "Suicide" publications displayed.


  • Preventing Firearm-Inflicted Suicide among Female Veterans || In Progress

    Preventing Firearm-Inflicted Suicide among Female Veterans...In this issue: Preventing Suicide among Veterans >> Table of Contents March...2021 Preventing Firearm-Inflicted Suicide among Female Veterans Feature Article

  • Forum Spring 2018: Suicide Prevention

    In the United States, suicide is the 10th leading cause of death, and rates...to be disproportionally affected by suicide....Spring 2018 Suicide Prevention » Back to Table of Contents Research Highlight...Highlight VA Suicide Prevention: From Risk Factors to At-Risk Veterans John F. McCarthy

  • Forum Spring 2018: Suicide Prevention

    In the United States, suicide is the 10th leading cause of death, and rates...to be disproportionally affected by suicide....Spring 2018 Suicide Prevention » Back to Table of Contents Research Highlight...Highlight Concerning Trends in Suicide Among Women Veterans Point to Need for More

  • Forum Spring 2018: Suicide Prevention

    In the United States, suicide is the 10th leading cause of death, and rates...to be disproportionally affected by suicide....Spring 2018 Suicide Prevention Compared to the general US population, Veterans...be disproportionately affected by suicide. For example, in 2014, Veterans comprised

  • Forum Spring 2018: Suicide Prevention

    In the United States, suicide is the 10th leading cause of death, and rates...to be disproportionally affected by suicide....Spring 2018 Suicide Prevention » Back to Table of Contents Research Highlight...between Combat-related Killing and Suicidal Ideation Shira Maguen, PhD, San Francisco

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Cyberseminars

The most recent "Suicide" seminars are displayed.

Date Title Presenter(s)
6/2/2021 New Directions in Safety Planning and Lethal Means Safety for at-risk Suicidal Veterans Goodman, Marianne  
6/1/2021 Indigent Defense, Social Workers and Suicidality in Jail Cunningham, Scott  
5/26/2021 Identifying and Integrating Diagnoses from Cerner Millennium in Operations: STORM/REACH VET/CAN Experience Kreisler, Craig  
Martins, Susana  
5/25/2021 Population and Community-Based Interventions to Prevent Suicide Gleason, Theresa  
Denneson, Lauren  
Linskens, Eric  
4/7/2021 Rural Suicide Prevention: Reviewing the evidence and gaps Mohatt, Nate  

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