Suicide in veteran and military populations is a significant public health and community issue. This article recently published in Psychiatric Services reviews methods to identify individuals at increased risk of suicide and the effectiveness of health care interventions, with a focus on military and veteran populations in the United States. Despite promising research, the authors conclude that the current evidence for risk assessment methods is inadequate to offer practical guidance to practitioners. Similarly, the authors conclude that studies of individual therapies and population-level interventions provide inconclusive evidence to support their use.
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