Suicidality and the Onset of Homelessness: Evidence for a Temporal Association From VHA Treatment Records.

@article{Culhane2019SuicidalityAT,
  title={Suicidality and the Onset of Homelessness: Evidence for a Temporal Association From VHA Treatment Records.},
  author={Dennis P. Culhane and Dorota M. Szymkowiak and John A. Schinka},
  journal={Psychiatric services},
  year={2019},
  pages={
          appips201800415
        }
}
OBJECTIVE This study examined the temporal sequencing of a first-recorded episode of homelessness and treatment for suicidal ideation or attempt. METHODS Data were from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Corporate Data Warehouse and contained medical records of service use dates and associated ICD codes for care provided by the Veterans Health Administration. The analysis examined treatment for suicidality before and after a first record of homelessness ("onset") among 152,519 veterans… CONTINUE READING

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