The war within: Preventing suicide in the U.S. military

Date: 2011
(For resources, this is the publication date. For programs, this is the date posted.)


Type:  Report
Author:  Ramchand R, Acosta J, Burns RM, Jaycox LH, Pernin CG.
Publisher:  Rand Center for Military Health Policy Research

This review of the current evidence details suicide epidemiology in the military, identifies “state of the art” suicide prevention programs, describes and catalogs suicide prevention activities in the Department of Defense (DoD) and across each service, and recommends ways to ensure that the activities in the DoD and across each service reflect the best of prevention science. 

Populations:  Adults Ages 26 to 55 Years, Young Adults Ages 18 to 25 Years, Military Service Members and Veterans
About Suicide:  Risk and Protective Factors
Planning and Implementing:  Communications and Outreach, Stigma, Prejudice, and Discrimination
Strategies:  Gatekeeper Training, Reduce Access to Means