Identifying and Managing
Veteran Suicide Risk
Linda Casola, Rapporteur
Board on Behavioral, Cognitive,
and Sensory Sciences
Division of Behavioral and
Social Sciences and Education
Proceedings of a Workshop
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WORKSHOP PLANNING COMMITTEE ON CURRENT PRACTICES AND CHALLENGES FOR IDENTIFYING AND MANAGING SUICIDE RISK AMONG VETERANS IN NON-VA HEALTHCARE SYSTEMS
TIMOTHY J. STRAUMAN (Chair), Department of Psychology and School of Medicine, Duke University
RACHEL SAYKO ADAMS, Department of Health Law, Policy & Management, Boston University School of Public Health
ERIC CAINE, Department of Psychiatry, University of Rochester Medical Center, emeritus
CARL A. CASTRO, Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work, University of Southern California
EDWARD R. HIRT, Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences, Indiana University
RAJEEV RAMCHAND, RAND Epstein Family Veterans Policy Research Institute, RAND Corporation
STEPHANIE RENNO, Cohen Veterans Network
JEANNETTE E. SOUTH-PAUL, Meharry Medical College
TINA M. WINTERS, Project Director
SHARON BRITT, Program Coordinator
J. ASHTON RAY, Senior Program Assistant
DANIEL J. WEISS, Director, Board on Behavioral, Cognitive, and Sensory Sciences
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|COMPACT Act||Veterans Comprehensive Prevention, Access to Care, and Treatment Act of 2020|
|CPG||Clinical Practice Guideline|
|CSRE||Comprehensive Suicide Risk Evaluation|
|C-SSRS||Columbia Suicide Severity Rating Scale|
|DOD||Department of Defense|
|MIRECC||Mental Illness Research, Education, and Clinical Center|
|OEF||Operation Enduring Freedom|
|OIF||Operation Iraqi Freedom|
|PACT Act||Sergeant First Class Heath Robinson Honoring Our Promise to Address Comprehensive Toxics Act of 2022|
|PHQ-9||Patient Health Questionnaire-9|
|REACH VET||Recovery Engagement and Coordination for Health—Veterans Enhanced Treatment|
|Risk ID||Suicide Risk Identification Strategy|
|SAMHSA||Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration|
|SMVF||service members, veterans, and their families|
|TVMI||The Veterans Metrics Initiative|
|U.S. Army-ret.||U.S. Army retiree|
|VA||Department of Veterans Affairs|
|VHA||Veterans Health Administration|