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Description/Abstract

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.

Original Citation

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

Document Type

Brief

Disciplines

Gender and Sexuality | Mental and Social Health | Military and Veterans Studies | Public Affairs, Public Policy and Public Administration | Social and Behavioral Sciences

Extent

2 pages

DCMI Type

Text

Keywords

Suicide, Veterans, Firearm suicide, Prevention, Gender

Subject

Suicide; Suicide--Prevention; Gender; Veterans--United States

Portfolio

Government and Community Services

Geographic Area

United States

Publisher

Institute for Veterans and Military Families at Syracuse University

Date

Fall 9-30-2016

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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