Under Reporting of Suicide Ideation in US Army Population Screening: An Ongoing Challenge.

@article{Vannoy2017UnderRO,
  title={Under Reporting of Suicide Ideation in US Army Population Screening: An Ongoing Challenge.},
  author={Steven Vannoy and Bonnie K. Andrews and David C. Atkins and Katherine A. Dondanville and Stacey Young-McCaughan and Alan L. Peterson},
  journal={Suicide & life-threatening behavior},
  year={2017},
  volume={47 6},
  pages={
          723-728
        }
}
Previous research in US Army Soldiers shows rates of mental health concerns as two to four times higher on anonymous surveys than on postdeployment health assessments. In this study, Soldiers presenting for health reassessment completed two questionnaires on suicide risk factors: one linked to the health assessment and one anonymous. About 5.1% of respondents reported suicide ideation on the anonymous questionnaire, 3.0% on the linked questionnaire, and 0.9% on the health reassessment. About 56… CONTINUE READING
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