Clinician's Corner Blog

A PHCoE blog series written by leaders, clinicians and experts on current topics of interest for psychological health care providers in the Military Health System.

  • Updated VA/DoD Clinical Practice Guideline for Suicide Released August 13, 2019

    The Department of Defense (DOD) today released the 2019 VA/DoD Clinical Practice Guideline for the Assessment and Management of Patients at Risk for Suicide. This clinical practice guideline (CPG) is the result of a thorough review of recently published evidence for suicide interventions by a multidisciplinary panel of experts. The CPG’s recommendations are intended for dissemination among and implementation by providers who care for military service members and veterans. 

  • 2017 DoD Suicide Event Report: Key Findings about Suicidal Behaviors among Service Members July 17, 2019

    The Department of Defense (DoD) today released its annual report on the occurrence of suicide in the military for calendar year 2017. The 2017 DoD Suicide Event Report (DoDSER) Annual Report contains official suicide death counts and rates for the U.S. military, identified suicide attempts, and adjusted rates of suicide, which allow for comparisons between military components (active duty, reserves, National Guard) and the U.S. adult population.

  • How Much Do You Know About Suicide Attempts and Their Reporting in the Military? January 28, 2019 Reporting and studying suicide attempts help researchers to better understand suicide risk and prevent suicide. To test your knowledge of suicide attempts and their reporting in the military, try to answer the following questions (before scrolling down to the answers!):
  • Military Suicide Prevention: It’s Time for Productive Stupidity September 24, 2018

    Productive Stupidity

  • Suicide Prevention for Veterans: Safety Planning Intervention and Phone Follow-up Helps Lower Suicide Risk September 17, 2018

    What is the Safety Planning Intervention (SPI)?


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