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Funded Project Details - FY2021

Project Number:

Title: Nonsuicidal Self Injury in Veterans
Principal Investigator:

Nathan A. Kimbrel

Location: Durham, NC
Congressional District Code: 1
Research Service: Clinical Science R&D
Project Period: January 2017 - December 2021
FY 2021 Funding Amount: $40,526
Total Award Amount
(all years):
Abstract: View full abstract and other project information on NIH RePORTER


There is a critical need to identify risk factors associated with increased suicidality in Veterans. Nonsuicidal self-injury (NSSI) refers to the deliberate destruction of body tissue without conscious intent to die. Among civilians, recent evidence suggests that NSSI is a robust predictor of suicide attempts, outperforming a number of well-established risk factors in prediction models. Patients with NSSI Disorder also report great functional impairment and higher levels of treatment utilization...

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