Online Program

Review of research and programs to prevent suicide among veterans

Wednesday, November 6, 2013 : 10:45 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

Janet Kemp, RN, PhD, Department of Veterans Affairs, Washington, DC
Recent research has identified Veteran groups with increased rates of suicide and non-fatal suicide events. Results from these studies are used to inform the development of new suicide prevention programs and evaluate the impact of newly implemented initiatives. Results from studies of risk for suicide among Veterans of U.S. military service will be reviewed and discussed in the context of the development of recommendations for clinical care and complementary suicide prevention programs designed to promote use of crisis support service and engagement with mental health service providers. The session will include a discussion of the aims, objectives, and strategy of existing suicide prevention programs, intersection between results from research and mental health services, and newly emerging initiatives.

Learning Areas:

Planning of health education strategies, interventions, and programs
Public health or related organizational policy, standards, or other guidelines
Public health or related research

Learning Objectives:
Discuss results from research on suicide among Veterans. Discuss existing suicide prevention strategies. Identify recommendations for emerging programs.

Keyword(s): Mental Health Services, Suicide

Presenting author's disclosure statement:

Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: I am Director for the VA's Suicide Prevention Program and an experienced suicide prevention researcher.
Any relevant financial relationships? No

I agree to comply with the American Public Health Association Conflict of Interest and Commercial Support Guidelines, and to disclose to the participants any off-label or experimental uses of a commercial product or service discussed in my presentation.