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Funded Project Details - FY2021

Project Number:

Title: Strengthening Suicide Prevention Efforts for Women Veterans through the Veterans Crisis Line
Principal Investigator:

Melissa Dichter

Location: Philadelphia, PA
Congressional District Code: 3
Research Service: Health Services R&D
Project Period: July 2020 - June 2023
FY 2021 Funding Amount: $430,357
Total Award Amount
(all years):
Abstract: View full abstract and other project information on NIH RePORTER


Background. The suicide rate among women Veterans has increased substantially in recent years, particularly among younger women and those with limited or no engagement in Veterans Health Administration (VHA) care. The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has invested extensive resources toward preventing suicide among Veterans, including through the Veterans Crisis Line (VCL). Prior research on Veteran suicide prevention and VCL use has focused largely on male Veterans. However, research has...

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