2017 Veteran Suicide Mortality Study : 1976 to 2012 / Kristen Simkus, Linda VanTil, David Pedlar.: V32-346/2017E-PDF

"Suicide in Canada’s Armed Forces Veteran population is tragic and a top public health concern for Veterans Affairs Canada (VAC). Collaborative efforts by epidemiologists and researchers at VAC, the Department of National Defence (DND) and Statistics Canada (STC) have led to the successful linkage of military career records of over 200,000 former Regular Force and Class C Reservist CAF personnel to Canadian death records. This list of Veterans has been the foundation of the Veteran Suicide Mortality Study (VSMS), which aims to enhance the understanding of factors associated with suicide in CAF Veterans, to provide updates on suicide trends over time, to aid in the discussion of suicide prevention activities, and to respond to the ongoing public expectation for timely reporting"--Executive Summary, p. 1.

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Department/Agency Canada. Veterans Affairs Canada. Research Directorate.
Title 2017 Veteran Suicide Mortality Study : 1976 to 2012 / Kristen Simkus, Linda VanTil, David Pedlar.
Variant title 2017 VSMS
Series title Research Directorate technical report
Publication type Series - View Master Record
Language [English]
Other language editions [French]
Format Electronic
Electronic document
Note(s) "30 November, 2017."
Title from cover.
Issued also in French under title: Étude sur la mortalité par suicide chez les vétérans 2017 : 1976 à 2012.
Includes bibliographical references.
Publishing information Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island : Veterans Affairs Canada, Research Directorate, 2017.
Author / Contributor Simkus, Kristen.
Pedlar, David John, 1956-
Van Til, Linda D. (Linda Diane), 1960-
Description 28 p. : graphs
ISBN 978-0-660-24039-8
Catalogue number
  • V32-346/2017E-PDF
Subject terms Veterans
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