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  • Predicting Suicidal Ideation in Veterans With Chronic Pain

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    A number of factors, including chronic pain co-occurring with posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and pain interference, may predict suicidal ideation and violent impulses in US veterans with chronic pain, according to a study published in the Journal of Pain.

    For this study, data on pain variables, traumatic brain injury (TBI), clinical diagnoses, drug abuse and suicidal ideation were collected through self-reports of 667 US veterans, National Guard and Reserve members, and active-duty personnel with chronic pain who had served in these organizations since September 11, 2001.

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  • AMVETS unveils new effort with VA to combat veterans suicide

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    WASHINGTON — AMVETS officials on Tuesday announced a new mental health care partnership with the Department of Veterans Affairs that’s part of a broader effort by both organizations to better combat suicide among vulnerable veterans.

    “We have to start saving lives, not just talking about it,” said Sherman Gillums Jr., chief strategy officer for AMVETS.

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  • Study: Married veterans face greater risk of suicide

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    WASHINGTON – Veterans who are married or in a live-in relationship have a higher risk of suicide than their single counterparts, according to a new study from the Department of Veterans Affairs and the University of Connecticut.

    Researchers reviewed survey responses from 772 Iraq and Afghanistan veterans and found variations in suicide risk based on age, income, marital status and religious beliefs. Being married significantly increased the risk, researchers concluded.

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  • Utah couple's relentless pursuit to end veteran suicide: 'If it's not us — then who?'

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    SALT LAKE CITY — AnnaBelle Bryan knows the therapy is working when she hears the laugh.

    She hears it through the wall separating her office from her husband’s, and she almost always hears it during a veteran’s fifth or sixth session. She knows that in a few short weeks the person laughing will test negative for post-traumatic stress disorder.

    And she’s usually right.

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  • Study To Examine Suicide Risk Factors Among Veterans

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    In collaboration with America’s Warrior Partnership and The Bristol-Myers Squibb Foundation, researchers from University of Alabama will conduct a 4-year, $2.9 million study to assess risk factors related to suicide, early mortality and self-harm among military veterans.

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