Suicide Prevention in Veterans Research Proposal by PoorNurse

Suicide Prevention in Veterans
A research proposal to study suicide rates among veterans.
# 147788 | 1,391 words | 17 sources | APA | 2011 | US
Published on Jul 07, 2011 in Medical and Health (General) , Psychology (General)

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This paper proposes to study the correlation between eligibility among veterans and suicide rates. It presents the statistics pertaining to suicide among the veteran population and discusses some of the programs that were implemented to address this problem. The study proposed is a non-experimental study using a cohort type to look at best practices for decreasing suicide rates among veterans in the Veteran Affairs Health Care System.

Significance of the Problem
Specific Problem and Purpose
Guide for Research Study
Research Design and Hypotheses
Theoretical Framework

From the Paper:

"Suicides are preventable in most cases, but the cry for suicide help carries a cloud of stigma in the United States. In year 2009, 30,000 people committed suicide in the United States of which 20 percent were veterans ( House Committee on Veterans' Affairs, 2010). One thousand suicides occur per year among veterans receiving Veterans Affairs (VA) care, and 5,000 suicides occur per year among all living veterans (Military Homefront, 2010). Male veterans are twice as likely as civilians of either gender to commit suicide.
"Twenty -three million veterans are living in the United States, 8 million are enrolled in the VA health care system, and 15 million veterans are not enrolled in VA's health care (House Committee on Veterans' Affairs, 2010). In year 2007, in an effort to address the suicide problem in the veteran's population of the Department of Veteran Affairs launched the national suicide prevention program in collaboration with the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) and Department of Defense."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Babbie, E. (2001). The practice of social research (9th ed.). Belmont, CA: Wadsworth/Thompson Learning.
  • Bossarte, R., Claassen, C., & Knox, K. (2010). Evaluating Evidence of Risk for Suicide Among Veterans. Military Medicine, 175(10), 703-704. Retrieved from
  • Brenner, L., Gutierrez, P., Cornette, M., Betthauser, L., Bahraini, N., & Staves, P. (2008). A Qualitative Study of Potential Suicide Risk Factors in Returning Combat Veterans. Journal of Mental Health Counseling, 30(3), 211. Retrieved from
  • Kohn, A. (1988). You know what they say: Are proverbs nuggets of truth or fool's gold? Psychology Today, 22(4), 36-41.
  • Matthieu, M., Cross, W., Batres, A., Flora, C., & Knox, K. (2008). Evaluation of gatekeeper training for suicide prevention in veterans. Archives of Suicide Research, 12(2), 148-154. Retrieved from

Cite this Research Proposal:

APA Format

Suicide Prevention in Veterans (2011, July 07) Retrieved September 25, 2023, from

MLA Format

"Suicide Prevention in Veterans" 07 July 2011. Web. 25 September. 2023. <>