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Authors’ Response to “Veterans and the National Tragedy of Suicide”

  • Emily Brignone
    Affiliations
    Informatics, Decision Enhancement, and Analytic Sciences Center, VA Salt Lake City Health Care System, Salt Lake City, Utah

    Department of Psychology, Utah State University, Logan, Utah
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  • Jamison D. Fargo
    Affiliations
    Informatics, Decision Enhancement, and Analytic Sciences Center, VA Salt Lake City Health Care System, Salt Lake City, Utah

    Department of Psychology, Utah State University, Logan, Utah

    National Center for Homelessness Among Veterans, VA Medical Center, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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  • Rebecca K. Blais
    Affiliations
    Informatics, Decision Enhancement, and Analytic Sciences Center, VA Salt Lake City Health Care System, Salt Lake City, Utah

    Department of Psychology, Utah State University, Logan, Utah
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  • Marjorie E. Carter
    Affiliations
    Informatics, Decision Enhancement, and Analytic Sciences Center, VA Salt Lake City Health Care System, Salt Lake City, Utah

    Departments of Internal Medicine and Biomedical Informatics, University of Utah School of Medicine, Salt Lake City, Utah
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  • Matthew H. Samore
    Affiliations
    Informatics, Decision Enhancement, and Analytic Sciences Center, VA Salt Lake City Health Care System, Salt Lake City, Utah

    Departments of Internal Medicine and Biomedical Informatics, University of Utah School of Medicine, Salt Lake City, Utah
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  • Adi V. Gundlapalli
    Affiliations
    Informatics, Decision Enhancement, and Analytic Sciences Center, VA Salt Lake City Health Care System, Salt Lake City, Utah

    National Center for Homelessness Among Veterans, VA Medical Center, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

    Departments of Internal Medicine and Biomedical Informatics, University of Utah School of Medicine, Salt Lake City, Utah
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      We appreciate the comments of Drs. Lutwak and Dill on our research article, “Non-routine Discharge From Military Service: Mental Illness, Substance Use Disorders, and Suicidality,”
      • Brignone E.
      • Fargo J.D.
      • Blais R.K.
      • et al.
      Non-routine discharge from military service: mental illness, substance use disorders, and suicidality.
      highlighting the risk of adverse outcomes and re-integration challenges among those discharged from military service under non-routine conditions.
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      Reference

        • Brignone E.
        • Fargo J.D.
        • Blais R.K.
        • et al.
        Non-routine discharge from military service: mental illness, substance use disorders, and suicidality.
        Am J Prev Med. 2017; 52: 557-565https://doi.org/10.1016/j.amepre.2016.11.015

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      • Veterans and the National Tragedy of Suicide
        American Journal of Preventive MedicineVol. 53Issue 4
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          A recent publication in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine by Brignone et al.1 has highlighted that Veterans receiving non-routine discharges are at risk for homelessness, incarceration, and suicide. The publication, “Non-routine Discharge From Military Service: Mental Illness, Substance Use Disorders, and Suicidality,” focused on this vulnerable population often facing significant challenges when reintegrating into civilian life.
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