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Funded Project Details - FY2021

Project Number:

Title: Public messaging to increase treatment seeking among Veterans at risk for suicide during transition from military service
Principal Investigator:

Elizabeth Karras

Location: Canandaigua, NY
Congressional District Code: 27
Research Service: Health Services R&D
Project Period: May 2021 - April 2025
FY 2021 Funding Amount: $91,243
Total Award Amount
(all years):
Abstract: View full abstract and other project information on NIH RePORTER


Background: Despite a great need for treatment, more than half of returning Veterans at risk for suicide do not initiate mental health services. Such findings underscore the urgent need for strategies to increase treatment seeking among recently separated Veterans vulnerable to self-directed violence and resistant to initiating mental health care. The VA has embarked on the regular use of communication campaigns as part of a public health approach designed to reach the larger Veteran population...

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