CARING LETTERS FOR MILITARY SUICIDE PREVENTION

Mission in Action!

At Geneva, we are inspired everyday by the dedication of our researchers and the power of studies that are making a positive difference. Below is a snippet from Geneva Principal Investigator David D. Luxton, PhD. of the National Center for Telehealth and Technology (T2) on his study, ‘Caring Letters for Military Suicide Prevention’. This study is saving lives by reducing suicide attempts through personalized email interventions:

Caring letters is a suicide prevention intervention that entails the sending of brief caring messages to patients following psychiatric treatment. The contacts provide patients with a feeling of caring connection and reminders that help is available if needed. We are conducting a multi-site clinical trial of a caring emails intervention at U.S. military and VA hospitals. While we have a couple more years to go before completing the study, we are already seeing helpful benefits; we have been able to reconnect several persons in crisis to care.

Dr. Luxton of the National Center for Telehealth & Technology (T2), is Principal Investigator of the Military Operational Medicine and Research Programs (MOMRP) funded Caring Letters for Military Suicide Prevention: A Randomized Controlled Trial.


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