Denver Research Institute, Inc Aurora United States
The Military Suicide Research Consortiums MSRC continued goal is suicide prevention in the military, through research, including on primary, secondary, and tertiary interventions, as well as through information managementscientific communications disseminating knowledge on military suicide. Specifically, suicidal personnel compromise force readiness, place a strain on the healthcare resources of the military, impact unit morale, and take a large emotional toll on the involved friends, family, and commanders. The stigma associated with being suicidal, which limits the extent to which at-risk individuals are willing to seek help, continues to be present and can be heightened by media focus. MSRC intends to progress in the development of its tools and funding new studies, it is now an established go-to resource for decision-makers to obtain accurate and efficient answers regarding suicidal behavior, with the continued emphasis on the military perspective. MSRC plans to facilitate information managementscientific communications for the Department of Defense DoD and to maximize research efforts at understanding and improving suicide risk screening and assessment, interventions, and population-level prevention programs. MSRC and its associates plan to increase their level of involvement and dissemination of information. MSRC continues to receive acknowledgement for its work and its contributions. MSRC has a main goal expanding knowledge, understanding, and capacity to prevent, treat, and enhance the quality of life of persons in military communities who are affected by suicide-related problems.