This brief is about suicide rates and trends among female and male veterans. In policy and practice, veterans who have thoughts about suicide should contact services such as suicide hotlines, medical providers should assess veterans for suicidal risk, and the VHA should continue its impactful suicide prevention program. Suggestions for future research include studies to understand the trend of firearm suicides among female veterans and a study to provide more generalizable results.
McCarten, J. M., Hoffmire, C. A., & Bossarte, R. M. (2015). Changes in overall and firearm veteran suicide rates by gender, 2001-2010. American Journal of Preventive Medicine, 48(3), 360-364. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.amepre.2014.10.013
Gender and Sexuality | Mental and Social Health | Military and Veterans Studies | Public Affairs, Public Policy and Public Administration | Social and Behavioral Sciences
Suicide, Veterans, Firearm suicide, Prevention, Gender
Suicide; Suicide--Prevention; Gender; Veterans--United States
Institute for Veterans and Military Families at Syracuse University
Institute for Veterans and Military Families at Syracuse University, "Research Brief: "Changes in Overall and Firearm Veteran Suicide Rates by Gender, 2001-2010"" (2016). Institute for Veterans and Military Families. 316.
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