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Champions challenge and lead health and behavioral health care systems to improve the care provided for individuals at risk for suicide.

Military and Veterans

Military member

Suicide is an important problem affecting military service members and veterans. The military services include an Active Component (Air Force, Army, Marine Corps, and Navy) and a Reserve Component. Estimates from the U.S. Department of Defense suggest that although suicide rates vary across these groups, they remain higher than they were in 2003. Among veterans, the suicide rate appears to have stabilized in recent years. But this rate remains unacceptably high. Recent estimates suggest that 22 veterans may die by suicide each day. To address this serious problem, the U.S. Department of Defense and the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs have put into place comprehensive suicide prevention programs.1

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These comprehensive guidelines outline a framework for structured assessment of adults suspected to be at risk of suicide and the immediate and long-term management and...

This manual describes a brief clinical intervention, safety planning, that can serve as a valuable adjunct to risk assessment and may be used with individuals who have made a...

Knox, K., Stanley, B., Currier, G., Brenner L, Ghahramanlou-Holloway M., & Brown G. (2012). An emergency...

This pocket guide summarizes VA/DoD clinical practice guidelines for structured assessment of adults suspected to be at risk of suicide and the immediate and long-term...

The Real Warriors Campaign is a multimedia public awareness campaign designed to encourage help-seeking behavior among service members, veterans and military families coping...

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