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Funded Project Details - FY2021

Project Number:

Title: Development and Testing of a Veteran-Centered Lethal Means Safety Suicide Prevention Intervention
Principal Investigator:

Joseph Simonetti

Location: Denver, CO
Congressional District Code: 6
Research Service: Health Services R&D
Project Period: July 2021 - June 2025
FY 2021 Funding Amount: $62,552
Total Award Amount
(all years):
Abstract: View full abstract and other project information on NIH RePORTER


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...

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