Increasing Treatment Seeking Among At-Risk Service Members Returning from Warzones
Technical Report,01 Mar 2017,31 Mar 2018
Medical University of South Carolina Charleston United States
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Reducing suicide is a national priority and an urgent concern within the Department of Defense and the Department of Veterans Affairs. Indeed, rates of suicide among active duty service members have increased dramatically since 2005, and there is great concern that elevated risk will carry over following discharge from active service. The goal of the proposed study is to improve initiation of behavioral health i.e., mental health, substance use treatment services among untreated, at-risk U.S. military service members. The goal to facilitate behavioral health treatment is consistent with recommendations provided in reports by the Department of Defense, U.S. Army, U.S. Surgeon General, and the Institute of Medicine.
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