Using science to improve communications about suicide among military and veteran populations: Looking for a few good messages

Date: 2018
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Type:  Article/Chapter
Author:  Langford L, Litts D, Pearson JL
Publisher:  American Journal of Public Health
Organization:  American Public Health Association (APHA)

Experts have recommended public communications as part of a comprehensive effort to prevent suicide among U.S. military and veteran populations. This messaging often does not support suicide prevention goals or adhere to principles for developing effective communications. This article summarizes research for creating safe and effective messages to support a comprehensive approach to prevent suicide and suicidal behavior among military and veteran populations.