Year: 2014 Source: JAMA Psychiatry.(2014).71(5):514-522. doi:10.1001/jamapsychiatry.2014.30. SIEC No: 20140217

The fact that approximately one-third of post-enlistment suicide attempts are associated with pre-enlistment mental disorders suggests that pre-enlistment mental disorders might be targets for early screening and intervention. The possibility of higher fatality rates among Army suicide attempts than among civilian suicide attempts highlights the potential importance of means control (ie, restricting access to lethal means such as firearms) as a suicide prevention strategy.

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