VA’s latest data from 2019 shows a decrease in suicide among Veterans from the year prior. The decrease, reflecting the lowest number of Veteran suicides since 2007, provides hope and motivation for continued prevention efforts.
Graziano and his team found suicidal ideation to be strongly related to depression, with small connections to past suicide attempts and anger. Previous suicide attempts were strongly related to the history of childhood trauma and weakly related to illegal drug use and PTSD.
By Mike Richman|2021-06-29T15:27:28-04:00July 2nd, 2021|Research, Top Stories|Comments Off on VA researchers use novel approach to gain insight into suicide risk factors
Women Veterans more than twice as likely to die by suicide compared to non-Veteran women. It’s more important than ever that providers talk with women Veterans and understand their unique suicide risks.
More than a year ago, a staff member spotted a vulnerable area on those doors that patients could use to try to hang themselves. The hospital responded by installing a device that would make it virtually impossible for someone to do so.
By Mike Richman|2021-04-29T11:15:44-04:00May 10th, 2021|Research|Comments Off on VA hospital improvises with new device to prevent in-patient suicides
VA Pittsburgh staff are working to reach more Veterans using mobile mental health apps. Project seeks to increase Veterans’ access to mobile apps to improve mental health coping and reduce suicide risk.