Active-duty military personnel with suicidal thoughts who reported having a firearm at home were less likely than nonsuicidal service members to store the firearm safely, according to a cross-section study published in JAMA Network Open.
“More than 60% of US military suicides occur at home and involve a firearm. Nearly all military firearm suicides (95%) involve a personally owned firearm,” Craig J. Bryan, PsyD, ABPP, of University of Utah’s National Center for Veterans Studies, and colleagues wrote. “Because attempts using firearms have very high fatality rates, safe firearm storage practices could be an important component of comprehensive suicide prevention in the military.”
AKH Inc., Advancing Knowledge in Healthcare and Psychiatric Annals
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