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Funded Project Details - FY2021

Project Number:

Title: Increasing Help-Seeking Behavior Among Transitioning Veterans at Risk for Suicide with Online Gatekeeper Training: A Pilot Study of PsychArmor S.A.V.E.
Principal Investigator:

Alan Teo

Location: Portland, OR
Congressional District Code: 3
Research Service: Health Services R&D
Project Period: October 2020 - March 2022
FY 2021 Funding Amount: $109,647
Total Award Amount
(all years):
Abstract: View full abstract and other project information on NIH RePORTER


Background: Suicide is an urgent public health crisis, and transitioning Veterans (those who have recently separated from the military) are a high-risk group for suicide. A key component to advancing suicide prevention efforts among at-risk Veterans is to address low levels of help-seeking and engagement in treatment, including Veterans Health Administration (VHA) care. Veterans are most likely to disclose suicidal thoughts to their close supports—family members, friends, and their peers. Howeve...

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