This brief is about the relationship between suicide risk and combat exposure among veterans who are receiving mental health care and those not receiving mental health care. For policy and practice, veterans who are not receiving mental health care should be monitored for depression and PTSD; mental health professionals should understand the relationship between risk factors and suicide, and the VHA should encourage post-9/11 veterans to use their mental health care benefits provided to them by the VA. Suggestions for future research include using a more representative sample, analyzing the sample over time, and relying on methods other than self-reporting.
Bryan, C. J., Hernandez, A. M., Allison, S., & Clemans, T. (2013). Combat exposure and suicide risk in two samples of military personnel. Journal of Clinical Psychology, 69(1), 64–77. https://doi.org/10.1002/jclp.21932
Clinical Psychology | Military and Veterans Studies | Psychiatric and Mental Health | Public Affairs, Public Policy and Public Administration | Social and Behavioral Sciences
Suicide, Suicidal ideation, Military, Combat, Interpersonal, psychological theory
Suicide; Combat; Soldiers
Government and Community Services
Institute for Veterans and Military Families at Syracuse University
Institute for Veterans and Military Families at Syracuse University, "Research Brief: "Combat Exposure and Suicide Risk in Two Samples of Military Personnel"" (2013). Institute for Veterans and Military Families. 313.
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