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Talking with a Veteran in Crisis Handout

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Homeless Evidence and Research Synthesis (HERS) event on Suicide in Homelessness – proceedings document (February 2018)

HERS event on Suicide in Homelessness – proceedings document (February 2018)

Veteran Outreach Toolkit: Preventing Veteran Suicide Is Everyone's Business

Veteran Outreach Toolkit: Preventing Veteran Suicide Is Everyone's Business

Columbia-suicide severity rating scale

Columbia-suicide severity rating scale

Therapeutic Risk Stratification Tool

Therapeutic Risk Stratification Tool

Uniting for Suicide Postvention Podcast Series: Rocky Mountain MIRECC 

Postvention Podcast 1: Postvention 101 with Dr. Jack Jordan

1 April 2019 - Postvention is Prevention; join our host Dr. Sarra Nazem as she and Dr. Jack Jordan lay a foundation for understanding what suicide postvention is, what it entails, who it is for, and why it is essential to a comprehensive suicide prevention plan. Jack Jordan, PhD is a clinical psychologist, grief therapist and published researcher in the field.

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Postvention Podcast 2: Experiencing a Suicide Loss: Family and Friends with Dr. Nina Gutin

8 April 2019 - The time after losing a loved one to suicide is like being on a rollercoaster blindfolded; tune in as our host Dr. Sarra Nazem and Dr. Nina Gutin guide us through the lived experiences of family members and friends after a suicide loss. Together they establish what this experience is like for both individuals impacted by the loss and for those around them. They'll communicate what to expect and how to both provide and seek support for oneself or loved ones including children and adolescents. Dr. Nina Gutin is a suicide loss survivor, clinical psychologist, and pioneer in the field of suicide postvention.

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Postvention Podcast 3: Experiencing a Suicide Loss: Professional Caregivers with Drs. Nina Gutin and Vanessa McGann

15 April 2019 - Postvention is for providers too; Professional caregivers, such as mental health providers, medical providers, social workers, trainees, case managers, psychiatrists or supervisors are likely to be exposed to a suicide loss at some point in their career. Join Dr. Nazem as she and the co-chairs of the American Association of Suicidology Clinician Survivor Taskforce, Drs. Nina Gutin and Vanessa McGann, discuss why suicide postvention is beneficial and necessary for providers, the components of a postvention plan, and recommendations for how to develop and implement postvention in professional caregiving workplaces.

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Postvention Podcast 4: Postvention Practices for the Workplace with Dr. Sally Spencer Thomas

22 April 2019 - Postvention plans are necessary for every workplace; Dr. Sally Spencer Thomas is a psychologist and suicide loss survivor with expertise on how to provide support for those affected by suicide loss. Tune into this episode with our host Dr. Sarra Nazem as she and Dr. Spencer Thomas discuss the role of suicide postvention in the workplace, recommendations for how to put a postvention plan in place, who within a workplace should be involved, and workplace postvention resources that can be used today.

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Postvention Podcast 5: Postvention Practices for Mental Health Centers and Private Practices

6 May 2019 - Join our host, Dr. Sarra Nazem, and Dr. Larry Berkowitz and Eliza Jordan Dolan, LISCW of the Riverside Trauma Center as they share their experiences and expertise consulting for, participating in, and implementing suicide postvention in a variety of mental health settings. In this episode, they provide recommendations and resources for developing and fine-tuning an inclusive suicide postvention process to best serve all individuals within a mental health center or private practice that may be affected by suicide loss.

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Postvention Podcast 6: Postvention Practices for Medical Settings

20 May 2019 - Balancing administrative needs and clinical support are essential to postvention in medical settings. Listen to this episode to learn from the breadth of experience that Drs. Sung and Myers have carrying out suicide postvention processes and providing suicide postvention training and support for employees, supervisors and patients within medical settings. Together with our host, Dr. Nazem, they break down recommended best practices and provide suggested resources to help optimize suicide postvention processes.

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Postvention Podcast 7: Postvention Practices for Military Settings

3 June 2019 - "We grieve because we love;" join Kim Ruocco, Vice President of T.A.P.S., and Dr. Maggie Guglielmi of the Stratton VAMC who are leaders in providing suicide postvention for those who are military connected or a part of the Veteran community (including supervisors, providers or professional caregivers who work with military personnel and veterans). In this episode, hosted by Dr. Sarra Nazem, they discuss cutting edge recommendations for postvention processes, as well as how to establish and utilize suicide postvention teams and peer support for these loss survivors. Be sure to check out the resources discussed in this episode by clicking on the episode title!

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Postvention Podcast 8: Managing Legal and Ethical Considerations after a Suicide Loss

18 June 2019 - Remember "Compassion over Caution" when considering legal and ethical challenges that may arise when working with patients who are experiencing suicidal thoughts. Tune into this episode with our host Dr. Sarra Nazem, as Dr. Vanessa McGann and Skip Simpson, JD discuss suicide postvention ethical and legal considerations. They provide recommendations on how to manage confidentiality and liability queries that may arise both before and after a suicide loss in a manner that is ethical, legal, and helpful to personal and professional healing.

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Postvention Podcast 9: Postvention Practices for Crisis Centers

2 July 2019 - Suicide postvention is "not something we should wait to talk about," especially within crisis centers. Proactive training and planning are extremely beneficial to suicide postvention for crisis lines or call centers like the Veteran Crisis Line (VCL). Learn more about what crisis centers do & how crisis centers support their callers, their employees and the agencies they work with in this episode with our host Dr. Sarra Nazem and guests, Greg Hughes, LISCW and Joi Sabrina, LPC from the VCL.

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Postvention Podcast 10: Postvention Practices for Schools

16 July 2019 - "Speak the name of the beast and it will retreat;" When it comes to suicide postvention in school settings, "…it's not whether or not we talk about it, it's how we talk about it." Join our host, Dr. Sarra Nazem as she welcomes Stan Collins, an expert with 20 years of postvention experience within school settings. Together they discuss considerations for developing and implementing a suicide postvention plan to assist students, teachers, administrators, and the surrounding community, and stress the importance of developing this plan even before a suicide loss occurs in an academic setting. Be sure to also check out the accompanying resources, including toolkits, manuals, and guideline documents that could help you and your school district jumpstart a comprehensive suicide prevention and postvention program today.

Connecting Research to Practice Webinar: Combining Medical, Social Determinates of Health, and Suicide Data: Enhancing Understanding of Suicide Risk among Homeless and Justice Involved Veterans (May 2022)

Peer Specialists in Homeless Programs - Screening for Suicide Risk in the Community (July 2021)

Suicidal Self-Directed Violence among Women Veterans (July 2020)

Firearm Suicide Safety (January 2020)

SAVE training with field memo on training

Reach Vet Training

Rural Veteran Suicide Prevention (October 2019)

Housing Instability, Housing Services Utilization, and Suicide Morbidity among Transgender Veterans (January 8, 2019)

HERS Symposium: Suicide and Homeless Veterans (February 2018)

Rocky Mountain MIRECC

Self-Directed Violence Classification System - Introduction - In less than six minutes, the presenter of this training explains clearly why the adoption of the Self-Directed Violence Classification System is important for clinical practice and research related to suicide prevention. Learners may be surprised that exercise plays a part.

Self-Directed Violence Classification System – I’m Done - In this eight-minute video, the clinician meets with a young Veteran who has had a recent suicide attempt. The consultant explores the issues of determining suicidal intent, bodily injury and what is meant by "interrupted by self or other."

Self-Directed Violence Classification System – Going to Bed and Not Waking Up - In this five-minute video, the clinician meets with a Veteran who says she is down and not getting out. The clinician asks directly, "Have you been having any thoughts of suicide or killing yourself?" The Veteran gives an ambiguous answer, and a consultant helps tease out the Self-Directed Violence Classification System.

Self-Directed Violence Classification System – What Is Self-Cutting - In this scenario, the clinician interviews a Veteran who describes getting mad at his roommate and has thoughts of cutting himself or drinking bleach. The clinician explores how this relates to the Self-Directed Violence Classification System.

Self-Directed Violence Classification System – Interrupted by Self or Other - In this video, an older Veteran feeling overwhelmed by health issues and a pending divorce decides to drive his car into a ditch as a way to end his life. Before he can act, he is stopped for careless driving. The clinician and consultant unpack all that happens in this session before deciding on the Self-Directed Violence Classification System.

Self-Directed Violence Classification System – Can We Determine Intent - In this video, a suicide prevention coordinator (SPC) reaches out to a Veteran who has missed an appointment. As the SPC checks in with her, the Veteran brings up burning her arm with a cigarette. In the following supervision session, the clinician is faced with determining intent and what a specific behavior means.

Self-Directed Violence Classification System – Asking Three Questions to Determine Intent - The Veteran in this vignette is dealing with chronic pain from a back injury. One night, he searches for information on how to overdose on pain medication. With her supervisor, the clinician explores what makes a behavior preparatory and what is intent when it comes to preparatory behavior.

Self-Directed Violence Classification System – An Accident or Intentional - In this scenario, the clinician interviews a Veteran who witnesses the death of his friend, a fellow Veteran.

Self-Directed Violence Classification System – After an Inpatient Stay - In this scenario, the clinician interviews a Veteran who has come home from an inpatient hospital stay. The interview highlights the difficulty of transitions and the role of thoughts and behaviors in the Self-Directed Violence Classification System. The Veteran also discusses how he called the Veterans Crisis Line to seek help as part of his safety plan.

Self-Directed Violence Classification System – Six-Month Follow-Up - In this scenario, the clinician interviews a Veteran who had a serious suicide attempt. The clinician discusses the attempt with the Veteran and tries to place it on the Self-Directed Violence Classification System.

Self-Directed Violence Classification System – Postvention After a Suicide Death - In this scenario, the clinician interviews a Veteran's daughter about the suicide death of her mother. The clinician discusses how this could fit on the Self-Directed Violence Classification System. Importantly, the video also touches on the need for postvention after a clinician loses a client to suicide.

Self-Directed Violence Classification System – Does a Gun Always Make It Serious? - In this scenario, the clinician interviews a Veteran about his plans for a long weekend. The clinician checks in about his plans to go to a firing range and asks about thoughts related to self-directed violence.

Assessment and Management of Patients at Risk for Suicide - This video will assist health care teams better understand how the guideline was developed, how to use it, and how to effectively assess and manage patients who are at risk for suicide.

Moral Injury and Peri- and Post-Military Suicide Attempts among Post-9/11 Veterans. Maguen S, Griffin BJ, Vogt D, Hoffmire CA, Blosnich JR, Bernhard PA, Akhtar FZ, Cypel YS, Schneiderman AI. Psychol Med. 2022 Jan 17:1-10. doi: 10.1017/S0033291721005274. Epub ahead of print.

Social Isolation and Well-Being in Veterans with Mental Illness. Grenawalt TA, Lu J, Hamner K, Gill C, Umucu E. J Ment Health. 2022 Jan 10:1-5. doi: 10.1080/09638237.2021.2022625. Epub ahead of print.

Characterizing Women Veterans Receiving Seizure Care in the Veterans Affairs Healthcare System. Sullivan-Baca E, Modiano YA, Miller BI, Fadipe M, Van Cott AC, Haneef Z. Epilepsy Res. 2022 Jan 4;180:106849. doi: 10.1016/j.eplepsyres.2021.106849. Epub ahead of print. 

The Risks, Invisibility, and Health Issues Facing Women Veterans Who Are Homeless. Conard PL, Keller MJ, Armstrong ML. Nurs Womens Health. 2021 Dec;25(6):471-481. doi: 10.1016/j.nwh.2021.09.007. Epub 2021 Nov 2. 

Suicidal Ideation in Veterans Enrolled in Evidence-Based Psychotherapy for Posttraumatic Stress Disorder. Martin CE, Stayton Coe LE, Pease JL, Chard KM. Psychol Serv. 2021 Dec 23. doi: 10.1037/ser0000598. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 34941336.

The Utilization and Impact of Live Interactive and Store-and-Forward Teledermatology in a Veterans Affairs Medical Center During the COVID-19 Pandemic. Castillo F, Peracca S, Oh DH, Twigg AR. Telemed J E Health. 2021 Dec 17. doi: 10.1089/tmj.2021.0275. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 34919470.

Suicidal ideation in Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans with mental health conditions at risk for homelessness. Keller AV, Clark JMR, Muller-Cohn CM, Jak AJ, Depp CA, Twamley EW. Am J Orthopsychiatry. 2021 Dec 16. doi: 10.1037/ort0000590. Epub ahead of print. 

Gender differences in Veterans' use of the Veterans Crisis Line (VCL): Findings from VCL call data. Dichter ME, Krishnamurti LS, Chhatre S, Hoffmire CA, Monteith LL, Bellamy SL, Iverson KM, Montgomery AE, Agha A, McCoy I. Gen Hosp Psychiatry. 2021 Dec 15;74:65-70. doi: 10.1016/j.genhosppsych.2021.12.006. Epub ahead of print. 

The Millennium Cohort Study: The First 20 Years of Research Dedicated to Understanding the Long-Term Health of US Service Members and Veterans. Belding JN, Castañeda SF, Jacobson IG, LeardMann CA, Porter B, Powell TM, Kolaja CA, Seelig AD, Matsuno RK, Carey FR, Rivera AC, Trone DW, Sheppard B, Walstrom J, Boyko EJ, Rull RP, For The Millennium Cohort Study Team. Ann Epidemiol. 2021 Dec 11:S1047-2797(21)00345-8. doi: 10.1016/j.annepidem.2021.12.002. Epub ahead of print. 

Risk factors for suicide attempts among U.S. military Veterans: A 7-year population-based, longitudinal cohort study. Suicide Life Threat Behav. Nichter B, Stein MB, Monteith LL, Herzog S, Holliday R, Hill ML, Norman SB, Krystal JH, Pietrzak RH. 2021 Dec 6. doi: 10.1111/sltb.12822.

Association of COVID-19 Vaccination With SARS-CoV-2 Infection in Patients with Cancer: A US Nationwide Veterans Affairs Study. Wu JT, La J, Branch-Elliman W, Huhmann LB, Han SS, Parmigiani G, Tuck DP, Brophy MT, Do NV, Lin AY, Munshi NC, Fillmore NR. JAMA Oncol. 2021 Dec 2:e215771. doi: 10.1001/jamaoncol.2021.5771. Epub ahead of print. 

Therapeutic Relationships between Veterans and Buprenorphine Providers and Effects on Treatment Retention. Vakkalanka JP, Lund BC, Arndt S, Field W, Charlton M, Ward MM, Carnahan RM. Health Serv Res. 2021 Dec 1. doi: 10.1111/1475-6773.13919. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 34854083.

Factors Associated with Early Receipt of COVID-19 Vaccination and Adherence to Second Dose in the Veterans Affairs Healthcare System. Ioannou GN, Green P, Locke ER, Berry K. PLoS One. 2021 Dec 1;16(12):e0259696. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0259696. 

Temporal Sequencing of Mental Health Symptom Severity and Suicidal Ideation in Post-9/11 Men and Women Veterans Who Recently Separated from the Military. Lawrence KA, Vogt D, Nigam S, Dugan AJ, Slade E, Smith BN. Chronic Stress (Thousand Oaks). 2021 Nov 24;5:24705470211061347. doi: 10.1177/24705470211061347.

Hospital Variation in Non-Invasive Ventilation Use for Acute Respiratory Failure Due to COPD Exacerbation. Fortis S, Gao Y, O'Shea AMJ, Beck B, Kaboli P, Vaughan Sarrazin M. Int J Chron Obstruct Pulmon Dis. 2021 Nov 17;16:3157-3166. doi: 10.2147/COPD.S321053. 

Premature Cognitive Decline in Specific Domains Found in Young Veterans with mTBI Coincide With Elder Normative Scores and Advanced-Age Subjects with Early-Stage Parkinson's Disease. Nejtek VA, James RN, Salvatore MF, Alphonso HM, Boehm GW. PLoS One. 2021 Nov 17;16(11):e0258851. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0258851. 

Impact of Electronic Health Records Interoperability on Telehealth Service Outcomes. Zhang X, Saltman R. JMIR Med Inform. 2021 Nov 14. doi: 10.2196/31837. Epub ahead of print. 

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder in Older U.S. Military Veterans: Prevalence, Characteristics, and Psychiatric and Functional Burden. Moye J, Kaiser AP, Cook J, Pietrzak RH. Am J Geriatr Psychiatry. 2021 Oct 30:S1064-7481(21)00520-0. doi: 10.1016/j.jagp.2021.10.011. Epub ahead of print. 

Associations between Justice Involvement and PTSD and Depressive symptoms, Suicidal Ideation, and Suicide Attempt among Post-9/11 Veterans. Holliday R, Hoffmire CA, Martin WB, Hoff RA, Monteith LL. Psychol Trauma. 2021 Oct;13(7):730-739. doi: 10.1037/tra0001038. Epub 2021 Jul 29. 

Exploring the Extent of Perinatal Depression Screening in the Health Records of Veterans. Kroll-Desrosiers A, Copeland LA, Kuzdeba J, Oumarou AM, Mattocks K. Adm Policy Ment Health. 2021 Jul;48(4):608-618. doi: 10.1007/s10488-020-01094-3. Epub 2020 Nov 2. PMID: 33140222.

Personality and Body Mass Index in U.S. Military Veterans: Results from the National Health and Resilience in Veterans Study Stefanovics EA, Edwards LM, Pietrzak RH.. Psychiatr Q. 2021 Sep;92(3):917-923. doi: 10.1007/s11126-020-09878-4. Epub 2021 Jan 3.

HSR&&D Grant: Enhancing Social Connectedness Among Veterans at High Risk for Suicide through Community Engagement (July 2019 - June 2024)

Shorter and longer-term risk for non-fatal suicide attempts among male U.S. military veterans after discharge from psychiatric hospitalization. Britton PC, Crasta D, Bohnert KM, Kane C, Klein J, Pigeon WR. J Psychiatr Res. 2021 Aug 19;143:9-15. doi: 10.1016/j.jpsychires.2021.08.027

Review of Reported Adverse Events Occurring Among the Homeless Veteran Population in the Veterans Health Administration. Soncrant C, Mills PD, Pendley Louis RP, Gunnar W. J Patient Saf. 2021 Aug 16. doi: 10.1097/PTS.0000000000000884

Relations among Suicidal Ideation, Depressive Symptoms, and Functional Independence during the Ten Years after Traumatic Brain Injury: A Model Systems Study. Perrin PB, Klyce DW, Fisher LB, Juengst SB, Hammond FM, Gary KW, Niemeier JP, Bergquist TF, Bombardier CH, Rabinowitz AR, Zafonte RD, Wagner AK. Arch Phys Med Rehabil. 2021 Aug 5:S0003-9993(21)01343-5. doi: 10.1016/j.apmr.2021.07.790

Lonely, anxious, and uncertain: Critical risk factors for suicidal desire during the COVID-19 pandemic. Allan NP, Volarov M, Koscinski B, Pizzonia KL, Potter K, Accorso C, Saulnier KG, Ashrafioun L, Stecker T, Suhr J, Allan DM. Psychiatry Res. 2021 Jul 27;304:114144. doi: 10.1016/j.psychres.2021.114144

Ascertainment of Patient Suicides by Veterans Affairs Facilities and Associations with Veteran, Clinical, and Suicide Characteristics. Palframan KM, Szymanski BR, McCarthy JF. Am J Public Health. 2021 Jul;111(S2):S116-S125. doi: 10.2105/AJPH.2021.306262

Suicide Attempts Among Racial and Ethnic Groups in a Nationally Representative Sample. Carter SP, Campbell SB, Wee JY, Law KC, Lehavot K, Simpson T, Reger MA. J Racial Ethn Health Disparities. 2021 Jul 21:1-11. doi: 10.1007/s40615-021-01115-3

A Network Analysis of Risk Factors for Suicide in Iraq/Afghanistan-Era Veterans. Graziano RC, Aunon FM, LoSavio ST, Elbogen EB, Beckham JC; VA Mid-Atlantic MIRECC Workgroup, Dillon KH. J Psychiatr Res. 2021 Jun;138:264-271. Epub 2021 Apr 5. doi: 10.1016/j.jpsychires.2021.03.065

Military sexual trauma and suicidal ideation in VHA-care-seeking OEF/OIF/OND Veterans without mental health diagnosis or treatment. Decker SE, Ramsey CM, Ronzitti S, Kerns RD, Driscoll MA, Dziura J, Skanderson M, Bathulapalli H, Brandt CA, Haskell SG, Goulet JL. Psychiatry Res. 2021 Jun 29;303:114089. doi: 10.1016/j.psychres.2021.114089

Severity of substance use as an indicator of suicide risk among U.S. military Veterans. Na PJ, Nichter B, Hill ML, Kim B, Norman SB, Pietrzak RH. Addict Behav. 2021 Jul 2;122:107035. doi: 10.1016/j.addbeh.2021.107035

Risk of Suicide among U.S. Veterans who Deployed as Part of Operation Enduring Freedom, Operation Iraqi Freedom, and Operation New Dawn. Bullman T, Schneiderman A. Inj Epidemiol. 2021 Jun 16;8(1):40. doi: 10.1186/s40621-021-00332-y

Promoting Learning Health System Feedback Loops: Experience with a VA Practice-Based Research Network Card study. Golden RE, Klap R, Carney DV, Yano EM, Hamilton AB, Taylor SL, Kligler B, Whitehead AM, Saechao F, Zaiko Y, Pomernacki A, Frayne SM; WH-PBRN-CIH Writing Group. Healthc (Amst). 2021 Jun;8 Suppl 1:100484. doi: 10.1016/j.hjdsi.2020.100484. Epub 2021 Jun 23. PMID: 34175097

The Role of Race in Rural-Urban Suicide Disparities. Peltzman T, Gottlieb DJ, Levis M, Shiner B. J Rural Health. 2021 Jun 15. doi: 10.1111/jrh.12603

Factors Associated with Multiple Suicide Attempts in a Nationally Representative Study of U.S. Military Veterans. Nichter B, Maguen S, Monteith LL, Kachadourian L, Norman SB, Hill ML, Herzog S, Pietrzak RH. J Psychiatr Res. 2021 Jun 7;140:295-300. doi: 10.1016/j.jpsychires.2021.06.012

A Comparison of Dimensional and Categorical Approaches to Characterizing the Association Between Posttraumatic Stress Disorder and Future Suicide Attempts. Lee DJ, Kearns JC, Stanley IH, Spitzer EG, Woodward B, Keane TM, Marx BP. J Trauma Stress. 2021 May 21. doi: 10.1002/jts.22689

Lifetime Prevalence of Suicidal Attempt among Homeless Individuals in North America: A Meta-Analysis. Xiang J, Kaminga AC, Wu XY, Lai Z, Yang J, Lian Y, Wang X, Wen SW, Liu A, Dai W. J Affect Disord. 2021 May 15;287:341-349. doi: 10.1016/j.jad.2021.03.052

Suicidal ideation and thoughts of self-harm during the COVID-19 pandemic: The role of COVID-19-related stress, social isolation, and financial strain. Elbogen EB, Lanier M, Blakey SM, Wagner HR, Tsai J. Depress Anxiety. 2021 May 5. doi: 10.1002/da.23162

The Intersection of Implementation Science and Community-Based Suicide Prevention Research: Opportunities to Advance the Field. Gustavson AM, Linskens EJ, Sayer NA, Murdoch M, Venables N, MacDonald R, McKenzie L, Ullman KE, Wilt TJ, Sultan S. J Affect Disord. 2021 May 4;290:237-239. doi: 10.1016/j.jad.2021.04.043

Implementing eScreening for suicide prevention in VA post-9/11 transition programs using a stepped-wedge, mixed-method, hybrid type-II implementation trial: a study protocol. Pittman JOE, Lindamer L, Afari N, Depp C, Villodas M, Hamilton A, Kim B, Mor MK, Almklov E, Gault J, Rabin B. Implement Sci Commun. 2021 Apr 29;2(1):46. doi: 10.1186/s43058-021-00142-9

Associations between Veteran encounters with suicide prevention team and suicide-related outcomes. Doran N, Bismark A, Khalifian C, Mishra J, De Peralta S, Martis B. Suicide Life Threat Behav. 2021 Apr 27. doi: 10.1111/sltb.12760

The Rising Tide of Elderly African-American Suicides: A Call for Action. Price JH, Khubchandani J, Price JA. J Natl Med Assoc. 2021 Apr 27:S0027-9684(21)00056-0. doi: 10.1016/j.jnma.2021.03.009

Influence of contextual factors on death by suicide in rural and urban settings. Shiner B, Peltzman T, Cornelius SL, Gui J, Jiang T, Riblet N, Gottlieb DJ, Watts BV. J Rural Health. 2021 Apr 26. doi: 10.1111/jrh.12579

A Network Analysis of Risk Factors for Suicide in Iraq/Afghanistan-Era Veterans. Graziano RC, Aunon FM, LoSavio ST, Elbogen EB, Beckham JC, Dillon KH; VA Mid-Atlantic MIRECC Workgroup. J Psychiatr Res. 2021 Apr 5;138:264-271. doi: 10.1016/j.jpsychires.2021.03.065

Reducing Rural Veteran Suicides: Navigating Geospatial and Community Contexts for Scaling up a National Veterans Affairs Program.
Kreisel CJ, Wilson LK, Schneider AL, Mohatt NV, Spark TL. Suicide Life Threat Behav. 2021 Apr;51(2):344-351. doi: 10.1111/sltb.12710

Preventing Suicide Among Homeless Veterans: A Consensus Statement by the Veterans Affairs Suicide Prevention Among Veterans Experiencing Homelessness Workgroup. Holliday R, Liu S, Brenner LA, Monteith LL, Cappelletti MM, Blosnich JR, Brostow DP, Gelberg L, Hooshyar D, Koget J, McInnes DK, Montgomery AE, O'Brien R, Rosenheck RA, Strickland S, Workman GM, Tsai J. Med Care. 2021 Apr 1;59(Suppl 2):S103-S105. doi: 10.1097/MLR.0000000000001399

The deadly gap: Understanding suicide among Veterans transitioning out of the military. Sokol Y, Gromatsky M, Edwards ER, Greene AL, Geraci JC, Harris RE, Goodman M. Psychiatry Res. 2021 Mar 16;300:113875. doi: 10.1016/j.psychres.2021.11387

The Relationship of Self-Compassion and Suicide Risk Factors in American Indian/Alaska Native People. Dolezal S, Winterowd C, Farra A. Am Indian Alsk Native Ment Health Res. 2021;28(1):103-124. doi: 10.5820/aian.2801.2021.103

Suicide Following Stroke in the United States Veterans Health Administration Population. Wyrwa JM, Shirel TM, Hostetter TA, Schneider AL, Hoffmire CA, Stearns-Yoder KA, Forster JE, Odom NE, Brenner LA. Arch Phys Med Rehabil. 2021 Mar 31:S0003-9993(21)00256-2. doi: 10.1016/j.apmr.2021.03.009

Effectiveness of Complementary and Integrative Approaches in Promoting Engagement and Overall Wellness Toward Suicide Prevention in Veterans.  Vitale A, Byma L, Sun S, Podolak E, Wang Z, Alter S, Galfalvy H, Geraci J, Langhoff E, Klingbeil H, Yehuda R, Haghighi F, Feder A. J Altern Complement Med. 2021 Mar;27(S1):S14-S27. doi: 10.1089/acm.2020.0245

Treating Veterans at Risk for Suicide: An Examination of the Safety, Tolerability, and Outcomes of Cognitive Processing Therapy. Roberge EM, Harris JA, Weinstein HR, Rozek DC. J Trauma Stress. 2021 Mar 2. doi: 10.1002/jts.22662

Moral injury and suicidal behavior among US combat Veterans: Results from the 2019-2020 National Health and Resilience in Veterans Study. Nichter B, Norman SB, Maguen S, Pietrzak RH. Depress Anxiety. 2021 Mar 5. doi: 10.1002/da.23145

Distinguishing Veterans with suicidal ideation from suicide attempt history: The role of emotion reactivity. Gromatsky M, Edwards ER, Sullivan SR, Goodman M, Hazlett EA. Suicide Life Threat Behav. 2021 Mar 5. doi: 10.1111/sltb.12744

A dynamical systems approach to examining the efficacy of suicide-focused interventions. Butner JE, Bryan CJ, Munion AK, Tabares JV. Suicide Life Threat Behav. 2021 Feb;51(1):97-114. doi: 10.1111/sltb.12675

Suicide, Homicide, and All-Cause Mortality Among Transgender and Cisgender Patients in the Veterans Health Administration. Boyer TL, Youk AO, Haas AP, Brown GR, Shipherd JC, Kauth MR, Jasuja GK, Blosnich JR. LGBT Health. 2021 Feb 5. doi: 10.1089/lgbt.2020.0235

Association of Combat Experiences With Suicide Attempts Among Active-Duty US Service Members. LeardMann CA, Matsuno RK, Boyko EJ, Powell TM, Reger MA, Hoge CW; Millennium Cohort Study. JAMA Netw Open. 2021 Feb 1;4(2):e2036065. doi: 10.1001/jamanetworkopen.2020.36065

Medical Care Journal Special Supplement Women Veterans and Suicide (February 2021)

Characteristics and patterns of older adult homicides in the United States. Shawon RA, Adhia A, DeCou C, Rowhani-Rahbar A. Inj Epidemiol. 2021 Feb 1;8(1):5. doi: 10.1186/s40621-021-00299-w

Assessment of Suicidal Intent in Self-directed Violence and Subsequent Care Received Among Military Veterans: A National Study of Gender Differences. Chen JI, Cameron DC, Laliberte AZ, Hooker ER, Niederhausen M, Denneson LM. Med Care. 2021 Feb 1;59:S17-S22. doi: 10.1097/MLR.0000000000001455

Differences in Methods of Suicide Death Among Transgender and Nontransgender Patients in the Veterans Health Administration, 1999-2016. Blosnich JR, Boyer TL, Brown GR, Kauth MR, Shipherd JC. Med Care. 2021 Feb 1;59:S31-S35. doi: 10.1097/MLR.0000000000001384

Gender Differences in the Predictors of Suicide-related Morbidity Among Veterans Reporting Current Housing Instability. Montgomery AE, Dichter ME, Blosnich JR. Med Care. 2021 Feb 1;59:S36-S41. doi: 10.1097/MLR.0000000000001422

Interpersonal Violence Throughout the Lifespan: Associations With Suicidal Ideation and Suicide Attempt Among a National Sample of Female Veterans. Holliday R, Forster JE, Schneider AL, Miller C, Monteith LL. Med Care. 2021 Feb 1;59:S77-S83. doi: 10.1097/MLR.0000000000001447

Gender Differences in Lifetime Prevalence and Onset Timing of Suicidal Ideation and Suicide Attempt Among Post-9/11 Veterans and Nonveterans. Hoffmire CA, Monteith LM, Forster JE, Bernhard PA, Blosnich JR, Vogt D, Maguen S, Smith AA, Schneiderman AI. Med Care. 2021 Feb 1;59:S84-S91. doi: 10.1097/MLR.0000000000001431

Female Veterans' Willingness to Seek Veterans Health Administration and Non-Veterans Health Administration Services for Suicidal Thoughts and Mental Health Concerns. Monteith LL, Holliday R, Hoffmire CA, Bahraini NH. Med Care. 2021 Feb 1;59:S23-S30. doi: 10.1097/MLR.0000000000001480

Rates of exposure to natural, accidental, and suicide deaths. Nadorff MR, DeShong HL, Golding S, Cerel J, McDaniel CJ, Pate AR, Kelley K, Walgren MD. Suicide Life Threat Behav. 2021 Jan 31. doi: 10.1111/sltb.12737

Dispositional gratitude and mental health in the U.S. veteran population: Results from the National Health and Resilience Veterans Study. McGuire AP, Fogle BM, Tsai J, Southwick SM, Pietrzak RH. J Psychiatr Res. 2021 Jan 19;135:279-288. doi: 10.1016/j.jpsychires.2021.01.020

Factors increasing the risk of suicide after traumatic brain injury: a state-of-the-science review of military and civilian studies. McIntire KS, Crawford KA, Perrin PB, Sestak JL, Aman K, Walter LA, Page DB, Wen H, Randolph BO, Brunner RC, Novack TL, Niemeier JP. Brain Inj. 2021 Jan 18:1-13. doi: 10.1080/02699052.2020.1861656

Deployment Experiences and Suicidal Behaviors Related to Interpersonal Violence Perpetration Among Army National Guard Soldiers. Griffith J, J Bryan C. Violence Vict. 2020 Dec 1;35(6):841-860. doi: 10.1891/VV-D-18-00174

Evaluation of Suicide Mortality Among Sexual Minority US Veterans From 2000 to 2017. Lynch KE, Gatsby E, Viernes B, Schliep KC, Whitcomb BW, Alba PR, DuVall SL, Blosnich JR. JAMA Netw Open. 2020 Dec 1;3(12):e2031357. doi: 10.1001/jamanetworkopen.2020.31357

Suicide mortality and related behavior following calls to the Veterans Crisis Line by Veterans Health Administration patients. Hannemann CM, Katz I, McCarthy M, Hughes G, McKeon R, McCarthy J. Suicide Life Threat Behav. 2020 Dec 29. doi: 10.1111/sltb.12722

Moral injury as a unique predictor of suicidal ideation in a veteran sample with a substance use disorder. Cameron AY, Eaton E, Brake CA, Capone C. Psychol Trauma. 2020 Dec 24. doi: 10.1037/tra0000988

The National Health and Resilience in Veterans Study: A Narrative Review and Future Directions. Fogle BM, Tsai J, Mota N, Harpaz-Rotem I, Krystal JH, Southwick SM, Pietrzak RH. Front Psychiatry. 2020 Dec 9;11:538218. doi: 10.3389/fpsyt.2020.538218. eCollection 2020

Firearm Suicide Among Veterans of the U.S. Military: A Systematic Review. Theis J, Hoops K, Booty M, Nestadt P, Crifasi C. Mil Med. 2020 Nov 24:usaa495. doi: 10.1093/milmed/usaa495

Intervention to address homelessness and all-cause and suicide mortality among unstably housed US Veterans, 2012-2016. Montgomery AE, Dichter M, Byrne T, Blosnich J. J Epidemiol Community Health. 2020 Nov 18:jech-2020-214664. doi: 10.1136/jech-2020-214664

Deployment and Psychological Correlates of Suicide Ideation: A Prospective, Longitudinal Study of Risk and Resilience Among Combat Veterans. Yurgil KA, Barkauskas DA, Baker DG. Mil Med. 2020 Nov 17:usaa450. doi: 10.1093/milmed/usaa450

Using Machine Learning to Predict Suicide Attempts in Military Personnel. Rozek DC, Andres WC, Smith NB, Leifker FR, Arne K, Jennings G, Dartnell N, Bryan CJ, Rudd MD. Psychiatry Res. 2020 Oct 22;294:113515. doi: 10.1016/j.psychres.2020.113515

An 18-month longitudinal study of suicidality in patients diagnosed with schizophrenia. Buchanan A, Sint K, Stefanovics E, Rosenheck R. Schizophr Res. 2020 Oct 9:S0920-9964(20)30477-1. doi: 10.1016/j.schres.2020.09.019

Veterans, Firearms, and Suicide: Safe Storage Prevention Policy and the PREVENTS Roadmap. Lemle RB.Lemle RB. Fed Pract. 2020 Sep;37(9):426-433. doi: 10.12788/fp.0041

Drug Overdose and Suicide Among Veteran Enrollees in the VHA: Comparison Among Local, Regional, and National Data. Ahonle ZJ, Jia H, Mudra SA, Romero S, Castaneda G, Levy C. Fed Pract. 2020 Sep;37(9):420-425. doi: 10.12788/fp.0025

Suicide Attempts and Homelessness: Timing of Attempts Among Recently Homeless, Past Homeless, and Never Homeless Adults. Bommersbach TJ, Stefanovics EA, Rhee TG, Tsai J, Rosenheck RA. Psychiatr Serv. 2020 Sep 29:appips202000073. doi: 10.1176/

Associations among exaggerated threat perceptions, suicidal thoughts, and suicidal behaviors in U.S. firearm owners. Bryan CJ, Bryan AO, Anestis MD. J Psychiatr Res. 2020 Sep 8;131:94-101. doi: 10.1016/j.jpsychires.2020.09.004

Examination of potential disparities in suicide risk identification and follow-up care within the Veterans Health Administration. Carter SP, Malte CA, Rojas SM, Hawkins EJ, Reger MA. Suicide Life Threat Behav. 2020 Jul 28. doi: 10.1111/sltb.12673

Distress and Factors Associated with Suicidal Ideation in Veterans Living with Cancer. Munson SO, Cabrera-Sanchez P, Miller SN, Phillips KM. Fed Pract. 2020 May;37(Suppl 2):S8-S15

"We're Afraid to Say Suicide": Stigma as a Barrier to Implementing a Community-Based Suicide Prevention Program for Rural Veterans. Monteith LL, Smith NB, Holliday R, Dorsey Holliman BA, LoFaro CT, Mohatt NV. J Nerv Ment Dis. 2020 May;208(5):371-376. doi: 10.1097/NMD.0000000000001139.

The Firearm Suicide Crisis: Physicians Can Make a Difference. Goldstein EV, Prater LC, Bose-Brill S, Wickizer TM. Ann Fam Med. 2020 May;18(3):265-268. doi: 10.1370/afm.2522.

Preferences in Information Processing: Understanding Suicidal Thoughts and Behaviors among Active Duty Military Service Members. Cramer RJ, Franks M, Cunningham CA, Bryan CJ. Arch Suicide Res. 2020 May 5:1-18. doi: 10.1080/13811118.2020.1760156. [Epub ahead of print]

Veterans Justice Programs: Assessing Population Risks for Suicide Deaths and Attempts. Palframan KM, Blue-Howells J, Clark SC, McCarthy JF. Suicide Life Threat Behav. 2020 Mar 9. doi: 10.1111/sltb.12631. [Epub ahead of print]

Suicidal ideation, behavior, and mortality in male and female US veterans with severe mental illness. Aslan M, Radhakrishnan K, Rajeevan N, Sueiro M, Goulet JL, Li Y, Depp C, Concato J, Harvey PD. J Affect Disord. 2020 Feb 7;267:144-152. doi: 10.1016/j.jad.2020.02.022. [Epub ahead of print]

The role of depression and suicidal cognitions as contributors to suicide risk among active duty soldiers reporting symptoms of posttraumatic stress disorder. Rugo KF, Tabares JV, Crowell SE, Baucom BR, Rudd MD, Bryan CJ. J Affect Disord. 2020 Mar 15;265:333-341. doi: 10.1016/j.jad.2020.01.095. Epub 2020 Jan 23.

Mental Health and Suicidality in Separating U.S. Reserve and National Guard Personnel. Wang J, Ursano RJ, Gifford RK, Dinh H, Farooq S, Broshek CE, Cohen GH, Sampson L, Galea S, Fullerton CS. Psychiatry. 2020 Feb 14:1-10. doi: 10.1080/00332747.2020.1715162. [Epub ahead of print]

Evaluation of Prevention Efforts and Risk Factors Among Veteran Suicide Decedents Who Died by Firearm. Ammerman BA, Reger MA. Suicide Life Threat Behav. 2020 Feb 4. doi: 10.1111/sltb.12618. [Epub ahead of print]

Rates of suicidal ideation among HIV-infected patients in care in the HIV Outpatient Study 2000-2017, USA. Durham MD, Armon C, Mahnken JD, Novak RM, Palella F, Tedaldi E, Buchacz K; HOPS Investigators. Prev Med. 2020 Feb 3:106011. doi: 10.1016/j.ypmed.2020.106011. [Epub ahead of print]

Factors Associated With Suicide Ideation in US Army Soldiers During Deployment in Afghanistan. Ursano RJ, Herberman Mash HB, Kessler RC, Naifeh JA, Fullerton CS, Aliaga PA, Stokes CM, Wynn GH, Ng THH, Dinh HM, Gonzalez OI, Zaslavsky AM, Sampson NA, Kao TC, Heeringa SG, Nock MK, Stein MB. JAMA Netw Open. 2020 Jan 3;3(1):e1919935. doi: 10.1001/jamanetworkopen.2019.19935.

Awareness of Suicide Prevention Programs Among U.S. Military Veterans. Tsai J, Snitkin M, Trevisan L, Kraus SW, Pietrzak RH.Tsai J, et al. Adm Policy Ment Health. 2020 Jan;47(1):115-125. doi: 10.1007/s10488-019-00975-6.

Risk for suicide attempts among United States Air Force active duty members with suicide ideation: An ecological perspective. Langhinrichsen-Rohling J, Snarr JD, Slep AMS, Heyman RE. J Consult Clin Psychol. 2019 Dec;87(12):1124-1136. doi: 10.1037/ccp0000435. Epub 2019 Sep 26.

Association between suicide attempts and homelessness in a population-based sample of US veterans and non-veterans. Tsai J, Cao X., J Epidemiol Community Health. 2019 Apr;73(4):346-352. doi: 10.1136/jech-2018-211065. Epub 2019 Jan 2.

Suicidal Ideation and Attempt among Homeless People: a Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis. Ayano G, Tsegay L, Abraha M, Yohannes K.., Psychiatr Q. 2019 Aug 28. doi: 10.1007/s11126-019-09667-8. [Epub ahead of print] Review.

Individual-Level Predictors for Becoming Homeless and Exiting Homelessness: a Systematic Review and Meta-analysis. Nilsson SF, Nordentoft M, Hjorthøj C., J Urban Health. 2019 Aug 6. doi: 10.1007/s11524-019-00377-x. [Epub ahead of print] Review.

Suicidality and the Onset of Homelessness: Evidence for a Temporal Association From VHA Treatment Records. Culhane D, Szymkowiak D, Schinka JA.., Psychiatr Serv. 2019 Jul 24:appips201800415. doi: 10.1176/ [Epub ahead of print]

The Role of Masculinity and Depressive Symptoms in Predicting Suicidal Ideation in Homeless Men. Genuchi MC., Arch Suicide Res. 2019 Apr-Jun;23(2):289-311. doi: 10.1080/13811118.2018.1428705. Epub 2018 May 14.

Suicide -related presentations of homeless individuals to an inner-city emergency department. McInerney SJ, Fallahi A, Edgar NE, Ceniti AK, Rizvi SJ, Beder M, Bergmans Y, Kennedy SH. Gen Hosp Psychiatry. 2019 May 10. pii: S0163-8343(19)30187-2. doi: 10.1016/j.genhosppsych.2019.05.001. [Epub ahead of print] No abstract available.

Predictive Validity of the MINI Suicidality Subscale for Suicide Attempts in a Homeless Population With Mental Illness. Katz C, Roos LE, Wang Y, Bolton J, Hwang SW, Katz LY, Bourque J, Adair CE, Somers JM, Sareen J; At Home/Chez Soi Investigators. Suicide Life Threat Behav. 2019 Mar 25. doi: 10.1111/sltb.12544. [Epub ahead of print]

Victimization and posttraumatic stress disorder in homeless women with mental illness are associated with depression, suicide, and quality of life. Tinland A, Boyer L, Loubière S, Greacen T, Girard V, Boucekine M, Fond G, Auquier P. Neuropsychiatr Dis Treat. 2018 Sep 4;14:2269-2279. doi: 10.2147/NDT.S161377. eCollection 2018.

Addressing Veteran Homelessness to Prevent Veteran Suicides. Tsai J, Trevisan L, Huang M, Pietrzak RH., Psychiatr Serv. 2018 Aug 1;69(8):935-937. doi: 10.1176/ Epub 2018 Apr 2.

Hoffberg, A. S., Spitzer, E., Mackelprang, J. L., Farro, S. A., & Brenner, L. A. (2018). Suicidal self‐directed violence among homeless us veterans: A systematic review. Suicide and LifeThreatening Behavior, 48(4), 481-498.

DirectedViolence Among Homeless US Veterans: A Systematic Review. Hoffberg AS, Spitzer E, Mackelprang JL, Farro SA, Brenner LA.Suicide Life Threat Behav. 2018 Aug;48(4):481-498. doi: 10.1111/sltb.12369. Epub 2017 Jul 21. Review.

Addiction and religiosity in facing suicide: a qualitative study on meaning of life and death among homeless people. Testoni I, Russotto S, Zamperini A, Leo D., Ment Illn. 2018 Jun 14;10(1):7420. doi: 10.4081/mi.2018.7420. eCollection 2018 May 15.

Medical Records Flag for Suicide Risk: Predictors and Subsequent Use of Care Among Veterans With Substance Use Disorders. Berg JM, Malte CA, Reger MA, Hawkins EJ., Psychiatr Serv. 2018 Sep 1;69(9):993-1000. doi: 10.1176/ Epub 2018 Jun 8.

Traumatic brain injury, psychiatric diagnoses, and suicide risk among Veterans seeking services related to homelessness. Brenner LA, Hostetter TA, Barnes SM, Stearns-Yoder KA, Soberay KA, Forster JE., Brain Inj. 2017;31(13-14):1731-1735. doi: 10.1080/02699052.2017.1376758. Epub 2017 Oct 24.

Effect of Housing First on Suicidal Behaviour: A Randomised Controlled Trial of Homeless Adults with Mental Disorders. Aquin JP, Roos LE, Distasio J, Katz LY, Bourque J, Bolton JM, Bolton SL, Wong JY, Chateau D, Somers JM, Enns MW, Hwang SW, Frankish JC, Sareen J; At Home/Chez Soi Investigators. Can J Psychiatry. 2017 Jul;62(7):473-481. doi: 10.1177/0706743717694836. Epub 2017 Jan 1

Suicide Prevention in the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs: Using the Evidence Without Losing the Narrative. Warren MB, Smithkors LA. Psychiatr Serv. 2020 Jan 30:appips201900482. doi: 10.1176/ [Epub ahead of print]

Psychosocial mediators of perceived stigma and suicidal ideation among transgender women. Kota KK, Salazar LF, Culbreth RE, Crosby RA, Jones J. BMC Public Health. 2020 Jan 29;20(1):125. doi: 10.1186/s12889-020-8177-z.

Attempted Suicide Among Adolescents in Military Families: The Mediating Role of Adverse Childhood Experiences. Clements-Nolle K, Lensch T, Yang Y, Martin H, Peek J, Yang W.J Interpers Violence. 2020 Jan 24:886260519900976. doi: 10.1177/0886260519900976. [Epub ahead of print]

Understanding Risk for Suicidality Among Veterans Who Experience Housing Instability

Pre-exposure Prophylaxis Use Among Men Who Have Sex with Men Experiencing Partner Violence Braksmajer A, Walters SM, Crean HF, Stephenson R, McMahon JM. AIDS Behav. 2020 Jan 18. doi: 10.1007/s10461-020-02789-2. [Epub ahead of print]

Factors Associated With Suicide Ideation in US Army Soldiers During Deployment in Afghanistan.Ursano RJ, Herberman Mash HB, Kessler RC, Naifeh JA, Fullerton CS, Aliaga PA, Stokes CM, Wynn GH, Ng THH, Dinh HM, Gonzalez OI, Zaslavsky AM, Sampson NA, Kao TC, Heeringa SG, Nock MK, Stein MB. JAMA Netw Open. 2020 Jan 3;3(1):e1919935. doi: 10.1001/jamanetworkopen.2019.19935.

Opioids: Past-Year Misuse Associated with Suicide Attempt Past-year opioid misuse was associated with past-year suicide attempt in high suicide-risk Veterans: 82% of opioid misusers had attempted suicide in the past year versus 56% of those who misused other substances...[more ]

Courses of suicidal ideation among military veterans in residential treatment for posttraumatic stress disorder. Smith NB, Sippel LM, Rozek DC, Spangler PT, Traber D, Straud CL, Hoff R, Harpaz-Rotem I. Depress Anxiety. 2020 Jan 17. doi: 10.1002/da.22993. [Epub ahead of print]

Integrating crisis response planning for suicide prevention into trauma-focused treatments: A military case example. Rozek DC, Bryan CJ. J Clin Psychol. 2020 Jan 11. doi: 10.1002/jclp.22920. [Epub ahead of print]

The Association Between Sexual Functioning and Suicide Risk in U.S. Military Veteran Couples Seeking Treatment for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder. Khalifian CE, Knopp K, Wilks CR, Wooldridge J, Sohn MJ, Thomas D, Morland LA. Arch Sex Behav. 2020 Jan 8. doi: 10.1007/s10508-019-01577-x. [Epub ahead of print]

Genetic association of FKBP5 with PTSD in US service members deployed to Iraq and Afghanistan. Zhang L, Hu XZ, Yu T, Chen Z, Dohl J, Li X, Benedek DM, Fullerton CS, Wynn G, Barrett JE, Li M, Russell DW; Biomarker team, Ursano RJ. J Psychiatr Res. 2020 Jan 3;122:48-53. doi: 10.1016/j.jpsychires.2019.12.014. [Epub ahead of print]

Understanding the impact of complicated grief on combat related posttraumatic stress disorder, guilt, suicide, and functional impairment in a clinical trial of post-9/11 service members and veterans. Simon NM, Hoeppner SS, Lubin RE, Robinaugh DJ, Malgaroli M, Norman SB, Acierno R, Goetter EM, Hellberg SN, Charney ME, Bui E, Baker AW, Smith E, Kim HM, Rauch SAM. Depress Anxiety. 2020 Jan;37(1):63-72. doi: 10.1002/da.22911.

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Rocky Mountain MIRECC: The mission of the Rocky Mountain MIRECC is to study suicide with the goal of reducing suicidal ideation and behaviors in the Veteran population.

VA/DOD Clinical Practice Guidelines

REACH VET:  REACH VET analyzes existing data from Veterans' health records to identify those at a statistically elevated risk for suicide, hospitalization, illness or other adverse outcomes. This allows VA to provide pre-emptive care and support for Veterans, in some cases before a Veteran even has suicidal thoughts.

VA Suicide Risk Management Consultation Program: The Suicide Risk Management Consultation Program (SRM) provides free consultation, support, and resources that promote therapeutic best practices for providers working with Veterans at risk of suicide.

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is a national network of local crisis centers that provides free and confidential emotional support to people in suicidal crisis or emotional distress 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP): AFSP raises awareness, funds scientific research and provides resources and aid to those affected by suicide.

The Suicide Prevention Resource Center (SPRC) is the only federally supported resource center devoted to advancing the implementation of the National Strategy for Suicide Prevention.

The National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH): NIMH is the lead federal agency for research on mental disorders.

American Psychological Association (APA): APA is the leading scientific and professional organization representing psychology in the United States, with more than 118,000 researchers, educators, clinicians, consultants and students as its members.

SAMHSA – Suicide Prevention Resource Center

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