Traumatic brain injury and suicide
Kemp, J., Brenner, L., Homaifar, B., Olsen-Madden, J., & Huggins, J.
There is a need for more resources that are specifically targeted toward TBI survivors who may be considering suicide.
Based upon this need, researchers at the VA VISN 19 Mental Illness Research, Education, and Clinical Center (MIRECC) produced this information and resources guide.
The target audience is clinicians and care providers working with TBI survivors.
This guide includes:
1. Basic information regarding suicide and suicidal behavior 2. Basic information regarding TBI 3. Findings regarding the increased risk for suicidal behavior post-TBI 4. Tools for inquiring about potential suicidal behavior or history of TBI 5. Treatment considerations based upon existing literature 6. Prevention and treatment considerations based upon interviews of TBI survivors conducted by the authors 7. Resources for clinicians, individuals with a history of TBI, and family members