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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 275 SUICIDE focused publications)


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Publication Briefs

(5 of more than 46 SUICIDE focused publication briefs)

  • Medical Records Flag for Suicide Risk Increases VA Healthcare Visits among Veterans with Substance Use Disorder
    VA has identified suicide prevention as a top priority and established policies to include high-risk suicide patient record flags (PRFs) in the electronic medical record to alert providers of patient risk and increase healthcare contacts. This study sought to identify predictors of new PRFs and to describe healthcare use before and after PRF initiation among VA patients who had received a substanc...
    Date: June 8, 2018
  • Evaluating Care Coordination Program for Pregnant Veterans
    The VA Maternity Care Coordinator Telephone Care Program (MCC-TCP) was created to support MCCs and includes outlines to guide up to eight calls with Veterans on topics such as VA maternity care benefits, chronic health problems, substance use cessation, and depression and suicide screening. Investigators evaluated the program and assessed its feasibility, as well as facilitators and barriers to it...
    Date: May 23, 2018
  • 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

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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.

  • Forum Spring 2018: Suicide Prevention
    ...Modeling in the Fight Against Veteran Suicide VA Suicide Prevention: From Risk Factors to At-Risk Veterans Concerning Trends in Suicide Among...

  • Forum Spring 2018: Suicide Prevention
    ...Forum Spring 2018: Suicide Prevention Spring 2018 Suicide Prevention » Back to Table of Contents Innovation Update The Virtual Hope Box Smartphone...

  • Forum Spring 2018: Suicide Prevention
    ...may affect suicide-related outcomes (e.g., suicidal ideation, suicide attempt, suicide). To better understand whether killing in war contributes...

  • Forum Spring 2018: Suicide Prevention
    ...Forum Spring 2018: Suicide Prevention Spring 2018 Suicide Prevention » Back to Table of Contents Research Highlight Concerning Trends in Suicide...

  • Forum Spring 2018: Suicide Prevention
    ...Forum Spring 2018: Suicide Prevention Spring 2018 Suicide Prevention » Back to Table of Contents Research Highlight VA Suicide Prevention: From...

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Cyberseminars

The most recent "Suicide" seminars are displayed.

Date Title Presenter(s)
9/10/2018 Food Insecurity and Mental Health: Contextualizing Nutrition in Psychosocial Functioning Brostow, Diana  
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  

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