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Using Telehealth to Improve Outcomes in Veterans at Risk for Suicide

2016 Linked Standard Research Grant
Amount Awarded: $300,000
Focus Area: Clinical Treatment Studies

Adam Wolkin, M.D.
VA New York Harbor Healthcare

Marianne Goodman, M.D.
James J. Peters VA Medical Center

Gretchen Haas, Ph.D.
VA Pittsburgh Health Care System, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine

Inside the Research

Question: Will an intensive telehealth system reduce suicidal ideation among veterans?

Strategy: Test a home-based telehealth system (TES) intervention to help veterans monitor symptoms, transmit suicidal risk information to clinicians, and sustain connections with healthcare providers during the three months following hospital discharge.

Impact: TES may help reduce deaths by suicide in veterans.