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Description/Abstract

This brief is about the effect of physical activity on level of suicidal risk and ideation in veterans. In policy and practice, veterans should continue to exercise, either individually or in groups, and physicians should assist veterans with disabilities in finding adaptive exercises and sports; the DoD and VA should create health transition plans to help service members transition back into civilian life. Suggestions for future research include collecting data through interviews and including more veterans with disabilities in the study.

Original Citation

Gutierrez, P. M., Davidson, C. L., Friese, A. H., & Forster, J. E. (2016). Physical activity, suicide risk factors, and suicidal ideation in a veteran sample. Suicide & Life-Threatening Behavior, 46(3), 284–292. https://doi.org/10.1111/sltb.12190

Document Type

Brief

Disciplines

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

Extent

2 pages

DCMI Type

Text

Keywords

Suicide, Veterans, Physical activity, Suicide ideation, Risk reduction, Intervention, Research briefs

Subject

Veterans--United States; Suicide; Exercise; Hazard mitigation; Crisis intervention (Mental health services)

Geographic Area

United States

Publisher

Institute for Veterans and Military Families at Syracuse University

Date

Fall 9-22-2017

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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