Analysis of Suicide Behaviors in the Navy Population

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Shen, Yu-Chu
Cunha, Jesse
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2015
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Period of Performance: 15 September 2015--June 2016
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Monterey, California. Naval Postgraduate School
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U.S. military suicides have increased significantly over the past decade and currently account for almost 20% of all military deaths. Effective suicide prevention efforts require better information to identify high-risk segments of the population. In this research project, we investigated the associations of suicides and suicide attempts among current and former service members with a comprehensive set of time-varying risk factors including: deployment, diagnoses of major mental disorders, history of unlawful activity, stressful life events, and other demographic and service factor. Importantly, we observe suicide death (although not suicide attempts) of veterans after separating from the military. We estimate all of our analyses for all-service population and Navy-only population.
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Yu-Chu Shen (PI), GSBPP Jesse Cunha (Co-PI), GSBPP
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Business & Public Policy (GSBPP)
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Naval Research Program
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Naval Research Program
Prepared for: N171 Navy Suicide Prevention Office, POC: Steve Holton
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This publication is a work of the U.S. Government as defined in Title 17, United States Code, Section 101. Copyright protection is not available for this work in the United States.
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