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Much of the focus on suicide at the VA is on recently discharged servicemembers who suffer from conditions such as depression or post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).
Study Finds Links Between Higher Individual, Unit Rates BETHESDA, MD—Are soldiers in specific Army units more likely to attempt suicide? A new study looks at that issue and explores what characteristics of the units might... View Article
PHILADELPHIA—What are the common causes of mortality in patients with psoriatic arthritis (PsA) compared with the general population and compared with patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA)? A report in the journal Rheumatology (Oxford) provided some... View Article
Solving the devastating issue of veteran suicide depends, at least partly, on being able to identify former servicemembers at the highest risk.
Telehealth tools are showing promise in helping save the lives of schizophrenic veterans with a high risk of suicide, but the VA is facing a setback in using them.
Suicide rates in the general U.S. population rose to their highest level in 30 years in 2014, but among both active-duty servicemembers and veterans, the rates were higher still.
Serious Concerns Remain About 20, Not 22, Suicides A DayBy Sandra BasuWASHINGTON—A recent veterans suicide analysis indicates that an average of 20 veterans died every day in 2014—slightly less than a 2010 estimate—but VA is... View Article
WASHINGTON — Lawmakers are pressing VA to complete an analysis to provide more-accurate data on how many veterans take their own lives in a given time period.
Suicide Rate Six Times Higher Than Civilian PeersBy Annette M. BoyleDENVER — Suicide among women veterans is six times higher than among their civilian peers, according to a recently published study, and Congress wants to... View Article
Is it possible to prevent military suicide by regularly monitoring troops’ resilience, just as their physical fitness is now measured?
RAND Study: DoD Isn’t Doing Enough to Improve Sleep Health By Brenda L. Mooney WASHINGTON – Difficulty sleeping appears to be a significant contributor to suicide ideation in veterans, even more so than severe depression,... View Article
WASHINGTON— President Barack Obama has signed the Clay Hunt Suicide Prevention for American Veterans Act, authorizing the VA to conduct a student loan repayment pilot program aimed at recruiting and retaining psychiatrists, among... View Article
WASHINGTON—Military and Veterans’ organizations applauded the U.S. Senate’s passage of a bill this week that will authorize VA to conduct a student loan repayment pilot program aimed at recruiting and retaining psychiatrists, among other things.... View Article
By Sandra Basu WASHINGTON-Advocacy groups were upset last month that a bill requiring VA and DoD to conduct annual evaluations of their mental healthcare and suicide prevention programs was not passed before Congress finished its... View Article
Rate Spikes after Psychiatric Hospitalization New Analytic Methods May Be Able to Better Predict Who’s at Risk By Brenda L. Mooney BOSTON – Soldiers are at astronomical risk of suicide within the first year following... View Article
SALT LAKE CITY - The roots of the rising suicide rates in servicemembers and veterans reach back into childhood home environments and pre-military experiences, according to a quartet of recent reports.
By Sandra Basu WASHINGTON – A revision in the VA drug formulary and an expansion of suicide prevention training were among 19 new executive actions announced recently by President Barack Obama to improve mental healthcare... View Article
WASHINGTON - A parade of grieving family members testified last month before a House of Representatives committee trying to determine why significant increases in VA’s mental health and suicide prevention resources have not stemmed the tide of suicides
WASHINGTON—While the rate of suicides among active duty troops decreased from 2012 to 2013, suicides appeared to increase among reserve forces, according to recent data. New data released by DoD reports that in 2012 there... View Article
CAMBRIDGE, MA — About half of all soldiers reporting that they had tried to kill themselves said that their initial suicide attempt occurred before enlistment, according to a new study.