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Description/Abstract

This brief is about the relationship between veterans' unfulfilled mental healthcare needs and suicidal ideation. In policy and practice, physicians should provide information to veterans about organizations and initiatives for assistance, and veterans' organizations should address socioeconomic needs, mental healthcare needs, and alcohol and substance use among the veteran population; policymakers should provide healthcare services for veterans to ensure that they receive mental healthcare when they need it. Suggestions for future research include reporting techniques besides self-reporting, incorporating veterans into the study who might have mental health concerns but are not clinically diagnosed, and looking at the impact of family support in preventing veteran suicide.

Original Citation

Becerra, M. B., Becerra, B. J., Hassija, C. M., & Safdar, N. (2016). Unmet mental healthcare need and suicidal ideation among U.S. veterans. American Journal of Preventive Medicine, 51(1), 90-94. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.amepre.2016.01.015

Document Type

Brief

Disciplines

Medicine and Health Sciences | Mental Disorders | Military and Veterans Studies | Public Affairs, Public Policy and Public Administration | Social and Behavioral Sciences

Extent

2 pages

DCMI Type

Text

Keywords

Mental health, Mental illness, Veterans, Research briefs

Subject

Mental health; Mental illness; Veterans; United States

Geographic Area

United States

Publisher

Institute for Veterans and Military Families at Syracuse University

Date

Fall 9-16-2016

Language

English

Creative Commons License

Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.

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