Self-harm and attempted suicide among UK Armed Forces personnel: Results of a cross-sectional survey

  title={Self-harm and attempted suicide among UK Armed Forces personnel: Results of a cross-sectional survey},
  author={Richard J. Pinder and Amy C. Iversen and Navneet Kapur and Simon Wessely and Nicola T. Fear},
  journal={International Journal of Social Psychiatry},
  pages={433 - 439}
Aims: Little has been reported on self-harm among the UK Armed Forces, partly due to the difficulties in recording self-harm, within an often-difficult-to-reach population. This study assesses the lifetime prevalence of attempted suicide and self-harm within currently serving and ex-service personnel of the UK Armed Forces. Methods: Telephone interviews were conducted with 821 personnel who had previously participated in the King’s Centre for Military Health Research military health study… 

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