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Suicide Prevention

Promoting Firearm Safety among Veterans at Risk of Suicide – Challenges and Opportunities

by Joe Simonetti, MD, MPH
Seminar date: 5/14/2018

Description: This presentation will review the epidemiology of suicide among Veterans with specific attention to the role of firearms in Veteran suicides, the evidence on promoting lethal means safety among those at risk of suicide, and some of the challenges and opportunities of doing so among Veterans. Intended audience: VHA clinical staff, leadership, and policy stakeholders working to prevent Veteran suicides.

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