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Suicides and Suicide Attempts in the U.S. Military, 2008–2010
Article first published online: 17 JAN 2013
© 2013 This article is a U.S. Government work and is in the public domain in the USA
Suicide and Life-Threatening Behavior
Volume 43, Issue 3, pages 262–273, June 2013
How to Cite
Bush, N. E., Reger, M. A., Luxton, D. D., Skopp, N. A., Kinn, J., Smolenski, D. and Gahm, G. A. (2013), Suicides and Suicide Attempts in the U.S. Military, 2008–2010. Suicide and Life-Threat Behavi, 43: 262–273. doi: 10.1111/sltb.12012
- Issue published online: 10 JUN 2013
- Article first published online: 17 JAN 2013
- Manuscript Accepted: 10 OCT 2012
- Manuscript Received: 2 OCT 2012
The Department of Defense Suicide Event Report Program collects extensive information on suicides and suicide attempts from the U.S. Air Force, Army, Marine Corps, and Navy. Data are compiled on demographics, suicide event details, behavioral health treatment history, military history, and information about other potential risk factors such as psychosocial stressors that were present at the time of the event. The ultimate goal of this standardized suicide surveillance program is to assist suicide prevention in the U.S. military. Descriptive data are presented on 816 suicides and 1,514 suicide attempts reported through the program between 2008 and 2010.