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HEALTH / WELL-BEING

2017 Veteran Suicide Mortality Study

November, 2017
Article:

This study aims to increase understanding of the factors associated with suicide in veterans of the Canadian Armed Forces. It also provides an update on suicide trends over time and contributes to the discussion of suicide prevention activities.

Abstract

The Veteran Suicide Mortality Study (VSMS) is a collaborative study between VAC, the Department of National Defence (DND), and Statistics Canada (STC) with the following aims: to enhance the understanding of factors associated with suicide in Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) Veterans, to provide updates on suicide trends over time, to aid in the discussion of suicide prevention activities, and to respond to the ongoing public expectation for timely reporting.