Differences in firearm storage practices among United States military service members who have and have not disclosed suicidal thoughts or attended behavioral health sessions

Two-thirds of military suicides are by firearm, and unsafe storage increases the risk of suicide. Understanding who is at risk for suicide, their interactions with behavioral healthcare, and their firearm storage habits have implications for suicide prevention.

Probability-based sampling was used. Inclusion criteria were current military service and firearm ownership. Analyses focused on those who endorsed past year (n = 180) or past month suicidal ideation (n = 85).

Principal Investigator (PI):
Michael D Anestis PhD, Allison E Bond PhD, Daniel W Capron PhD, AnnaBelle O Bryan PhD, Craig J Bryan PsyD ABPP

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