Optimizing Screening and Risk Assessment for Suicide Risk in the U.S. Military
Final rept. 29 Sep 2009-29 Sep 2014
FLORIDA STATE UNIV TALLAHASSEE
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Suicide rates have been increasing in military personnel in the last several years Lorge, 2008, and it is a vital goal that suicide screening and risk assessment techniques for members of the military be improved. The current project is an effort to accomplish this goal, by using a parsimonious yet fruitful research design to compare several highly promising risk assessment approaches to one another in the prediction of future suicide-related outcomes. The design has been implemented in a large military sample that has been documented to be at high risk for suicidal behavior, namely, army recruiters. Full access to the sample has been arranged. This project will deliver more efficient, economical, and effective suicide screening measures and risk assessment procedures that can be adapted to any area of the military.