A Brief Intervention to Reduce Suicide Risk in Military Service Members and Veterans
Annual rept. 25 Sep 2011-24 Sep 2012
HENRY M JACKSON FOUNDATION FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF MILITARY MEDICINE ROCKVILLE MD
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In Project 1, we are adapting and empirically evaluating a safety plan intervention targeted at suicidal military service members receiving care at the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center. Outcomes include suicide ideation, suicide-related coping, and attitudes toward help seeking at discharge, 1-month, and 6-months post discharge. As of 9242012, 67 participants out of the 186 expected have been enrolled. In Project 2, we are examining the effectiveness of a comprehensive intervention including the safety plan intervention and follow-up care, for veterans at high suicide risk at VA Emergency Departments ED. Outcomes include suicide attempts, suicide ideation, and suicide-related coping at 1, 3, and 6 months following the index ED visit, as well as attendance at an outpatient mental health or substance abuse treatment appointment within 30 days post index ED visit. As of 9242012, 284 participants out of the 600 expected have been enrolled across sites.
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