Suicide and Substance Use among Female Veterans: a Need for Research

About the Course:

Despite the fact that women are increasingly joining the military and are exposed to traumatic events, veteran’s mental health research has traditionally focused on men thus creating a significant gap in our understanding about the needs of female veterans. Given the reported increase of suicide and substance use among veterans, there is a need for scholars to investigate the potential association between substance abuse and suicide among female veterans. The present study provides a literature review of this topic, concluding with identification of research gaps and implications for clinical practice.

Publication Date:

Drug Alcohol Dependence 2014


Shawna L. Carroll Chapman, PhD

Recommended For:

Counselors, marriage and family therapists, psychologists and social workers who work with female veterans. It is appropriate for all levels of participants’ knowledge.

Course Objectives:

  1. Describe substance use within the military population.

  2. Discuss characteristics of suicide among VA treated veterans.

  3. Describe the relationship between suicide and substance abuse among veterans.

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Course Number: 102346
Credit Hours: 1cr
Exam Fee: $6.97
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Format: Online Article
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