Strategies for suicide prevention in veterans

Suicide is a devastating outcome of major public health importance. Suicide rates for patients abusing alcohol and other substances, or suffering from other mental health conditions may be elevated. Because suicide prevention is a priority of the Veterans Health Administration, the VA wishes to expa...

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Main Author: Shekelle, Paul G.
Corporate Authors: United States Department of Veterans Affairs, United States Veterans Health Administration, Greater Los Angeles Veterans Affairs Healthcare System (U.S.), Southern California Evidence-Based Practice Center/RAND.
Other Authors: Bagley, Steven, Munjas, Brett
Format: eBook
Language:English
Published: [Washington, D.C.] Department of Veterans Affairs, Health Services Research & Development Service [2009], 2009
Series:Evidence-based synthesis program
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Collection: National Center for Biotechnology Information - Collection details see MPG.ReNa
Summary:Suicide is a devastating outcome of major public health importance. Suicide rates for patients abusing alcohol and other substances, or suffering from other mental health conditions may be elevated. Because suicide prevention is a priority of the Veterans Health Administration, the VA wishes to expand and enhance use of evidence-based prevention or reduction methods. What are the new or improved suicide prevention strategies (e.g. hotlines, outreach programs, peer counseling, treatment coordination programs, and new counseling approaches) that show promise for Veterans? What solid evidence base supports the most promising strategies? What evidence is still needed to establish various strategies as the most promising (framed as research questions to guide and focus continued research to expand knowledge regarding the effectiveness of suicide prevention approaches)?
Item Description:Title from PDF cover. - "January 2009.". - "Prepared for: Department of Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration, Health Services Research & Development Service, Washington, DC 20420. Prepared by: Greater Los Angeles Veterans Affairs Healthcare System/Southern California/RAND Evidence-based Practice Center, Los Angeles, CA.". - Mode of access: World Wide Web