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Funded Project Details - FY2021

Project Number:

Title: Caring Cards to and from Veterans: Feasibility and Acceptability of a Peer Approach toSuicide Prevention and Recovery
Principal Investigator:

Blaire C. Ehret

Location: San Diego, CA
Congressional District Code: 52
Research Service: Rehabilitation R&D
Project Period: December 2020 - November 2022
FY 2021 Funding Amount: $82,175
Total Award Amount
(all years):
Abstract: View full abstract and other project information on NIH RePORTER


This proposal responds to RR&D's Small Projects in Rehabilitation Research Award (SPiRE). There is a strong need to develop, evaluate, and implement translatable interventions aimed at reducing Veteran suicide. Caring contacts for suicide prevention (i.e., staff send supportive letters to patients following psychiatric inpatient stays) is an empirically supported, low-cost method for meaningfully reducing suicide risk and hospitalization readmissions and, has been studied and applied in Veterans...

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