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Suicide prevention and postvention resources: what psychiatry residencies can learn from the Veteran's Administration experience. Acad Psychiatry 2014 Oct;38(5):600-4

Date

05/08/2014

Pubmed ID

24800730

DOI

10.1007/s40596-014-0132-9

Scopus ID

2-s2.0-84907216511   6 Citations

Abstract

Suicide risk assessment and coping with the loss of a patient through suicide are two of the more challenging aspects of psychiatry residency. Over the last decade, the Department of Veterans Affairs has focused on a significant effort into the development of a comprehensive suicide prevention. This article aims to describe the initiatives and resources in place at the VHA to help address the issue of suicidal behavior in veterans and how residency programs can use this to enhance teaching of suicide prevention and postvention.

Author List

Pheister M, Kangas G, Thompson C, Lehrmann J, Berger B, Kemp J

Authors

Jon A. Lehrmann MD Chair, Professor in the Psychiatry department at Medical College of Wisconsin
Mara Pheister MD Associate Professor in the Psychiatry department at Medical College of Wisconsin




MESH terms used to index this publication - Major topics in bold

Humans
Internship and Residency
Mental Health Services
Psychiatry
Suicide
United States
United States Department of Veterans Affairs
Veterans