MSRC Blog: Research in Action

Articles posted here are intended to highlight information that is most salient to DoD clinicians and policy makers, helping take MSRC research onto the front lines of implementation.

Published: 28 February 2019

In the 1970s, a psychiatrist named Jerome Motto demonstrated that non-demanding caring letters could prevent suicide among high-risk individuals.[1,2] Motto suggested that a suicidal person’s... Continue reading

Published: 31 January 2019

In clinical practice, providers tend to somewhat arbitrarily put clients into low, moderate, and high risk categories based upon their perceived suicide risk. Although these categorizations seem... Continue reading

Published: 31 October 2018

Julie Cerel, Ph.D. of the University of Kentucky and colleagues have published a series of articles that address the extent to which people are exposed to suicide (Cerel et al., 2018, 2016, 2015;... Continue reading