Public messaging to increase treatment seeking among Veterans at risk for suicide during transition from military service
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Health Services R&D
May 2021 -
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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...