This study examines the prevalence of suicidal ideations among military-connected youth in California, and found that twenty-four percent of military-connected youth reported seriously considering suicide. Given these findings, school personnel and mental health providers should teach coping techniques for anxiety, depression, and stress; they would also benefit from implementing a policy that forbids service members from bringing firearms home during extended leaves and weekends. Future studies should sample military children of all grade levels, including college/university.
Gilreath, T. D., Wrabel, S. L., Sullivan, K. S., Capp, G. P., Roziner, I., Benbenishty, R., & Astor, R. A. (2016). Suicidality among military-connected adolescents in California schools. European Child & Adolescent Psychiatry, 25(1), 61–66. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00787-015-0696-2
Mental Disorders | Military and Veterans Studies | Psychiatry and Psychology | Public Affairs, Public Policy and Public Administration | Social and Behavioral Sciences
Military families, Mental health, Adolescents, Research brief
Families of military personnel; Children of military personnel; Mental health; Teenagers; Adolescent psychology
Institute for Veterans and Military Families at Syracuse University
Institute for Veterans and Military Families at Syracuse University, "Research Brief: "Suicidality Among Military-Connected Adolescents in California Schools"" (2015). Institute for Veterans and Military Families. 359.
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