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Mental Health: Suicide

More than one-third of Veterans returning from Iraq or Afghanistan and entering the VA healthcare system have received a mental health diagnosis. Research focuses on a variety of issues related to several mental health conditions affecting Veterans that range from PTSD and depression to schizophrenia and bipolar disorder.

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

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Citations

(5 of more than 273 SUICIDE focused publications)


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Publication Briefs

(5 of more than 44 SUICIDE focused publication briefs)

  • Medical Record Alert Associated with Reduced Opioid and Benzodiazepine Co-prescribing
    This implementation project evaluated the effectiveness of an advanced medication alert designed to reduce opioid and benzodiazepine co-prescribing among Veterans with high-risk conditions (substance use disorder, sleep apnea, suicide risk, and age =65) at one VA healthcare system (VA Puget Sound). Findings showed that the proportions of patients with concurrent prescriptions decreased significant...
    Date: December 28, 2017
  • Systematic Review: Patient Outcomes in Dose Reduction or Discontinuation of Long-term Opioid Therapy Suggest Utility of Multimodal Care
    Investigators examined the evidence on the effectiveness of strategies to reduce or discontinue long-term opioid therapy (LTOT) prescribed for chronic pain – and the effect of dose reduction or discontinuation on important patient outcomes, including pain severity and pain-related function. Findings showed that there are multiple strategies to reduce or discontinue long-term opioid treatment for c...
    Date: July 18, 2017
  • Higher Risk of Suicidal Ideation and Suicidal Self-Directed Violence following Discontinuation of Long-term Opioid Therapy
    The primary objective of this study was to identify predictors of suicidal ideation (SI) and non-fatal suicidal self-directed violence (SSV) following clinician-initiated discontinuation of long-term opioid therapy. Findings showed that a substantial proportion of Veterans with substance use disorder diagnoses and similar matched patients experienced suicidal ideation or suicidal self-directed vio...
    Date: July 1, 2017
  • Systematic Review of Suicide Risk Assessment and Prevention
    This systematic review evaluated studies assessing the accuracy of methods to identify individuals at increased risk for suicide, and the effectiveness and adverse effects of healthcare interventions relevant to Veteran and military populations in reducing suicide and suicide attempts. Findings showed that suicide rates were reduced in 6 of 8 observational studies of various types of multiple-comp...
    Date: June 15, 2017
  • Factors Associated with Suicide within One Week of Discharge from VA Psychiatric Facilities
    To better understand system and organizational factors associated with post-discharge suicide, this study reviewed root-cause analysis (RCA) reports of death by suicide within seven days of discharge from all VA inpatient mental health units between FY2002 and FY2015. Findings showed that risk for suicide in the week following hospital discharge may be highest during the first few days after disch...
    Date: June 1, 2017

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Studies

( 5 of more than 23 SUICIDE focused projects )

Project No.  Title  PI  Funding Start   
IIR 17-131 Advancing Suicide Prevention for Female Veterans Denneson, Lauren 2018-05-01
SDR 16-195 Risk Stratified Enhancements to Clinical Care: Targeting Care for Patients Identified Through Predictive Modeling as Being at High Risk for Suicide, with the Office of Mental Health Operations Landes, Sara 2016-04-01
PPO 13-373 An Adjunctive Behavioral Sleep Intervention to Prevent Veteran Suicides Pigeon, Wilfred 2015-01-01
PPO 13-191 Context and Characteristics of Non-Fatal Suicide Attempts Involving Firearms Waliski, Angie 2014-10-01
RRP 11-417 Assessment of Risk for Suicide, Violence and Related High-Risk Behaviors in Veterans Najavits, Lisa 2014-07-01

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HSR&D Briefs, Reports, Newsletters

5 sample "Suicide" publications displayed.

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Cyberseminars

The most recent "Suicide" seminars are displayed.

Date Title Presenter(s)
7/9/2018 Clinical and Neuroimaging Trial of Uridine: A Rapid Treatment for Veterans with Suicidal Ideation via Shared Mechanisms with Ketamine and Lithium Kondo, Douglas  
Renshaw, Perry  
6/4/2018 Data-Based Case Reviews of Patients with Opioid Related Risk Factors as a Tool to Prevent Overdose and Suicide Lewis, Eleanor  
5/14/2018 Promoting Firearm Safety among Veterans at Risk of Suicide – Challenges and Opportunities Simonetti, Joe  
1/8/2018 Colorado Afterhours Rural Mental Health Quality Improvement Program Pilot: Lessons for Increasing National VA MH Access Sasson, Comilla  
Johnson, Rachel  
11/13/2017 Cost-utility of Blister Packaging versus Dispensing as Usual of all Medications for Veterans with Serious Mental Illnesses: Results of a Pragmatic Randomized Controlled Trial Lavigne, Jill  

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