MSRC White Papers

The following white papers have been published by MSRC in response to requests from MOMRP.

Providing a summary of current best practices in suicide prevention, relevant literature, limitations, and recommendations

Last Updated: July 25, 2012
PDF Document: PDF icon Suicide_Prevention_Best_Practices.pdf

The Office of the U.S. Army Surgeon General requested recommendations for the most appropriate suicide risk screening measures to deploy throughout the Service, and in particular whether the Columbia Suicide Severity Rating Scale (C-SSRS) is the best option.

Last Updated: June 26, 2012
PDF Document: PDF icon MSRC Screening Measures White paper June 2012.pdf

Military sexual trauma (MST) has been a concern for the military but little is known about MST among male victims in general, and links with suicide risk in particular. While there is research to support the increased risk for suicide among female victims of MST, does the same hold true for male victims?

Last Updated: February 01, 2012
PDF Document: PDF icon MSRC Sexual assault and suicide among males.pdf

The C-SSRS is being promoted as the first-line suicide risk assessment tool. What is the evidence in support of its use in a clinical setting, not as a population screening tool?

Last Updated: December 08, 2011
PDF Document: PDF icon MSRC_C-SSRS_evaluation.pdf

The C-SSRS is being promoted as a first-line suicide risk assessment tool. What are the main gaps in the risk assessment research literature not only on the C-SSRS, but in general? What are key future directions?

Last Updated: December 08, 2011
PDF Document: PDF icon MSRC_C-SSRS_risk_assessment.pdf

To determine the efficacy of nutritional supplements/herbal medicines in the treatment and prevention of suicide, and other closely related mental conditions, including, depression, anxiety, and risk-taking behaviors.

Last Updated: December 05, 2011
PDF Document: PDF icon MSRC_Other_Supplements_and_Herbal_Medicine_White_Paper.pdf

To determine the efficacy of Kava in the treatment and prevention of suicide, and other closely related mental conditions, including, depression, anxiety, and risk-taking behaviors.

Last Updated: December 05, 2011
PDF Document: PDF icon MSRC_Kava_White_Paper.pdf

To determine the efficacy of nutritional supplements (Hypericum perforatum L.) in the treatment and prevention of suicide, and other closely related mental conditions, including, depression, anxiety, and risk-taking behaviors.

Last Updated: December 05, 2011
PDF Document: PDF icon MSRC_Hypericum_White_Paper.pdf

Is there adequate evidence to support the use of Omega-3 supplements for treatment of depression or suicide risk?

Last Updated: April 19, 2012
PDF Document: PDF icon Use_of_Omega3_9-13-11.pdf

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