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: 07 September 2022

This study examined warning signs for suicidal behavior in people recently admitted to a psychiatric hospital following a suicide attempt. Participants were 349 adult civilians and Veterans across... Continue reading

Published: 26 August 2021

Within and outside the military, machine learning approaches have played an increasing role in the classification of suicidal behavior given they can more easily accommodate complex relations... Continue reading

Published: 29 July 2021

Bagge et al. conducted an observational study that involved reviewing chart data at 3 VHA hospitals. Researchers were interested in how Veterans contact the healthcare system in relation to... Continue reading

Published: 29 June 2021

Participants who engaged in recurrent non-suicidal self-injury (NSSI) and were weight suppressed (WS) reported significant improvements in body image and depressive symptoms compared to controls... Continue reading

Published: 18 May 2021

This cross-sectional study using secondary data of military personnel from various branches is the first to look at interoception* in a military context and its relation to suicidal behavior.

Published: 12 January 2021

Four commonly used suicide risk assessments were found to be valid (i.e., construct and convergent validity) and reliable (i.e., internally consistent) when used with active duty U.S.... Continue reading

Published: 07 October 2020

Almost half (44%) of suicidal Service Members reported bullying in their workplace – the majority of whom (80%) reported workplace bullying in the past six months. A study of active duty suicidal... Continue reading

Published: 22 May 2020

For decades, our ability to predict suicidal thoughts and behaviors has been at near-chance levels (Franklin et al., 2017). A recent study, led by Dr. Jessica D. Ribeiro at Florida State... Continue reading

Published: 26 February 2020

Suicide is a national public health issue among the general population, and especially for those who have served in the military1. Research in military, Veteran and civilian populations... Continue reading

Published: 31 October 2019

To answer one of the more vexing clinical questions in suicide prevention – which suicide risk assessment measure or set of measures is most helpful in applied settings? – Dr. Peter Gutierrez, PhD... Continue reading