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: 19 September 2019

Thwarted social connection is a critical risk factor for suicidality, and several theoretical perspectives highlight the importance of interpersonal sources of affect to social connection. Given... Continue reading

Published: 31 July 2019

One barrier to large-scale suicide prevention is that most existing interventions cannot easily reach the millions of people who may be at high risk for suicidality. To take a step toward... Continue reading

Published: 28 June 2019

Based on the need for treatments for Veterans with traumatic brain injury (TBI), Colorado researchers led by Dr. Lisa A. Brenner, Ph.D., ABPP, Rp, of the Department of Veterans Affairs Rocky... Continue reading

Published: 31 May 2019

Craig Bryan, PsyD, ABPP, of the University of Utah’s National Center for Veterans Studies has published multiple studies investigating the effectiveness of the crisis response... Continue reading

Published: 30 April 2019

Patients under treatment for psychological health issues sometimes experience episodes of significant distress in their everyday lives while away from the clinic and immediate care. This poses a... Continue reading

Published: 31 March 2019

Suicide is a concern across the military, but the problem is particularly severe in the National Guard. As such, Mike Anestis, PhD and Brad Green, PhD of the University of Southern Mississippi... Continue reading

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 to... 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