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Military Veterans’ Experiences with Suicidal Ideation: Implications for Intervention and Prevention

Year: 2014

This article in AAS publication is one of first to firmly highlight the "military culture" as the main culprit behind the suicide rate and why the military is no longer 'protective.'

  • "Results revealed three pervasive, persistent domains reinforcing the uniqueness of veteran suicidal thoughts: military culture, difficult deployment experiences, and postdeployment adjustment challenges. Within postdeployment, we identified four themes serving as intervention targets: adjusting to civilian culture, changes to sense of self, feeling overwhelmed by stressors, and lacking life purpose or meaning."