This brief is about current suicide prevention interventions within the military. In policy and practice, practitioners should monitor the wellness of aging veterans and ensure that a support system exists for their veteran patients, while veterans should participate in social events with other veterans; the VA and DoD should implement programs to ensure that veterans have feelings of belongingness and the VA should monitor veterans' well-being for 2-3 years after service during transitions. Suggestions for future research include examining the communities and veteran service organizations that produce the most useful support for veterans with mental health problems.
Castro, C. A., & Kintzle, S. (2014). Suicides in the military:The post-modern combat veteran and the Hemingway effect. Current Psychiatry Reports, 16(8), 460. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11920-014-0460-1
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Mental health, Military, Veterans, Hemingway Effect, Research briefs
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Institute for Veterans and Military Families at Syracuse University
Institute for Veterans and Military Families at Syracuse University, "Research Brief: "Suicides in the Military: The Post-Modern Combat Veteran and the Hemingway Effect"" (2014). Institute for Veterans and Military Families. 282.
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