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Funded Project Details - FY2021

Project Number:

Title: Longitudinal Assessment of the Sleep-Suicide Link in Veterans Discharged from Inpatient Psychiatric Care
Principal Investigator:

John E. McGeary

Location: Providence, RI
Congressional District Code: 2
Research Service: Health Services R&D
Project Period: August 2020 - July 2024
FY 2021 Funding Amount: $305,478
Total Award Amount
(all years):
Abstract: View full abstract and other project information on NIH RePORTER


The primary goal of the proposed study is to conduct a longitudinal, multimodal assessment of Veteran sleep and suicide during the period following psychiatric hospitalization. Veterans and military personnel account for 18% of all known suicides in the United States, with 20 Veterans dying each day of suicide and 900 attempting suicide monthly. While multiple risk factors have been implicated in suicide behavior, insufficient sleep is consistently associated with elevated suicide risk. Since sl...

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