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Snapshot Mental Health

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Bullets provide the key points of a Snapshot. Snapshots are designed to aid understanding of the complex issues at play in relation to the Armed Forces, and to support decision-making processes by bridging the gaps between academic research, government and…
Snapshot Mental Health

Snapshot Mental Health

Snapshots are designed to aid understanding of the complex issues at play in relation to the Armed Forces, and to support decision-making processes by bridging the gaps between academic research, government and charitable policy, service provision and public opinion. Snapshots…

Gap in Willingness and Access to Video Visit Use Among Older High-risk Veterans: Cross-sectional Study

Approximately half of the HNHR respondents were unwilling for video visits and a quarter of those willing lacked requisite technology. The gap between those willing and without requisite technology is greater among older, less health literate, African American veterans; those…

Mental Health Service Use, Suicide Behavior, and Emergency Department Visits Among Rural US Veterans Who Received Video-Enabled Tablets During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Importance Suicide rates are rising disproportionately in rural counties, a concerning pattern as the COVID-19 pandemic has intensified suicide risk factors in these regions and exacerbated barriers to mental health care access. Although telehealth has the potential to improve access…

Understanding ‘Negative Transitioning’ in British Ex-Service Personnel: End-of-Award Report

The report, Understanding ‘Negative Transitioning’ in British Ex-Service Personnel, was conducted by a research team from the Senator George J Mitchell Institute at Queen’s University Belfast led by Professor John Brewer. The study is one of the largest UK qualitative…

Understanding how Canadian health care providers have learned to identify co-occurring PTSD symptoms and dementia in Veterans

Co-occurring PTSD and dementia in Veterans can be difficult to distinguish from dementia-related responsive behaviours, which may result in inappropriate care management. Improved identification of PTSD and dementia is necessary to inform more appropriate and effective care for Veterans. Eight…

Advancing Pharmacological Treatments for Opioid Use Disorder (ADaPT-OUD): an Implementation Trial in Eight Veterans Health Administration Facilities

Intensive external facilitation improved the adoption of MOUD in most low-performing facilities and may enhance adoption beyond other interventions less tailored to individual facility contexts.

Barriers to Community Treatment for Opioid Use Disorders among Rural Veterans

The Veterans Health Administration (VHA) has instituted several national initiatives to increase access to medication for opioid use disorder (MOUD). throughout rural America. The expansion of the MISSON Act’s community care model may prove beneficial, but barriers still constrain widespread…

The Relationship Between Pain Severity, Insomnia, and Suicide Attempts Among a National Veteran Sample Initiating Pain Care

Overall, there were 2227 (1.0%) suicide attempts before initiating pain services and 1655 (0.8%) after initiating pain services. Cox proportional hazard models accounting for key covariates revealed that patients in the HighPain-INS group were significantly more likely to attempt suicide…