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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 341 SUICIDE focused publications)


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Publication Briefs

(5 of more than 58 SUICIDE focused publication briefs)

  • Gender Differences in Thought Processes among Veterans who Attempted Suicide
    This study sought to better understand gender differences in the development of suicidal behaviors among U.S. Veterans to inform future research and gender-tailored prevention efforts. Findings revealed two gendered narratives of suicide attempts that incorporated the primary themes of self-concept, social power, relationships, coping, and stress. When discussing reasons for their suicide attempts...
    Date: September 1, 2020
  • Methods of Suicide Differ Between Stably and Unstably Housed Veterans
    This study examined whether Veterans’ methods of suicide varied by housing status. Findings showed that across the study period, 3% of Veterans in the study population were unstably housed. Among the 7,005 Veterans who died by suicide, 4% were unstably housed. After accounting for demographic and health factors, unstably housed Veterans had an 86% increased hazard of suicide from self-poisoning fr...
    Date: April 12, 2020
  • Possible Impact of Measures to Curb COVID-19 Spread on Suicide Prevention Efforts
    Social distancing and other public health actions intended to curb the spread of COVID-19 have the potential for adverse outcomes on suicide risk. However, concerns about negative secondary outcomes of COVID-19 prevention efforts should not imply that that these public health actions should not be taken. Implementation should include a comprehensive approach that considers the public health priori...
    Date: April 10, 2020
  • Veterans at Higher Risk of Overdose/Suicide Death After Stopping Opioid Treatment; Increasing Risk with Duration on Opioids
    This study examined the associations between stopping outpatient opioid treatment, length of opioid treatment, and overdose/suicide death among VA patients. Findings showed that Veterans were at a higher risk of overdose/suicide death after stopping opioid treatment, with increasing risk the longer they had been treated before stopping. Even patients treated for up to 30 days had a rise in risk of...
    Date: March 4, 2020
  • All-Cause Deaths and Those Due to Poisoning, Suicide, and Alcoholic Liver Disease Higher among White Veterans Ages 55-64
    After years of declining mortality rates across all age groups in the United States, increasing rates in White non-Hispanic Americans ages 45–54 were reported. This study sought to determine whether White non-Hispanic middle-aged male Veterans enrolled in VA primary care experienced similar increases in all-cause and select-cause death rates as was observed in the general population. Findings show...
    Date: January 31, 2020

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Studies

( 5 of more than 43 SUICIDE focused projects )

Project No.  Title  PI  Funding Start   
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
CDA 18-192 Veteran Engagement Implementation Strategies to Prevent Rural Veteran Suicide Woodward, Eva 2020-07-01
IIR 18-287 Strengthening Suicide Prevention Efforts for Women Veterans through the Veterans Crisis Line Dichter, Melissa 2020-07-01

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HSR&D Briefs, Reports, Newsletters

5 sample "Suicide" publications displayed.

  • FORUM, May 2012: PTSD, suicide

    ... many focused on PTSD care and on suicide prevention....Forum » May12 » FORUM, May 2012: PTSD, suicide Health Services Research & Development...Research... Commentary PTSD Treatment and Suicide Prevention: Clinical Practice Guidelines

  • FORUM, May 2012: PTSD, suicide

    ... many focused on PTSD care and on suicide prevention....Forum » May12 » FORUM, May 2012: PTSD, suicide Health Services Research & Development...Role of Primary Care in Addressing Suicide Risk Steven K. Dobscha M.D., Center

  • FORUM, May 2012: PTSD, suicide

    ... many focused on PTSD care and on suicide prevention....Forum » May12 » FORUM, May 2012: PTSD, suicide Health Services Research & Development...2012 » Back to Table of Contents Suicidal Behavior among Veterans with TBI and

  • FORUM, May 2012: PTSD, suicide

    ... many focused on PTSD care and on suicide prevention....Forum » May12 » FORUM, May 2012: PTSD, suicide Health Services Research & Development...Table of Contents PTSD Treatment and Suicide Prevention: Clinical Practice Guidelines

  • FORUM, May 2012: PTSD, suicide

    ... many focused on PTSD care and on suicide prevention....Forum » May12 » FORUM, May 2012: PTSD, suicide Health Services Research & Development...Research... Commentary PTSD Treatment and Suicide Prevention: Clinical Practice Guidelines

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Topic Spotlight

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Cyberseminars

The most recent "Suicide" seminars are displayed.

Date Title Presenter(s)
11/9/2020 Encouraging the use of the Veterans Crisis Line among high-risk Veterans Ilgen, Mark  
10/7/2020 Brief Interventions to Prevent Suicide: An introduction Craig, Bryan  
9/21/2020 Pharmacogenetics Trial of Depression: A focus on suicidal thoughts Oslin, David  
7/13/2020 Suicidal Self-Directed Violence among Women Veterans Monteith, Lindsey  
Holliday, Ryan  
3/9/2020 Adapting and Implementing Caring Contacts for Suicide Prevention in VA Landes, Sara  

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