Development and Testing of a Veteran-Centered Lethal Means Safety Suicide Prevention Intervention
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Health Services R&D
July 2021 -
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Background: Seventeen Veterans die by suicide on a daily basis, and Veterans often seek care in Emergency Departments (EDs) prior to a suicide attempt. Lethal means safety (LMS) interventions, which aim to reduce access to common methods of suicide such as firearms or toxic medications, are considered important components of suicide prevention programs and are recommended for Veterans with elevated suicide risk. Significance/Impact: The Veterans Health Administration (VHA) considers suicide prev...