Military and Veterans Affairs
Health Services Research
This presentation examines the association between traumatic brain injury (TBI) and 1) suicide and 2) suicide method among individuals receiving Veterans Health Administration (VHA) care in Fiscal Years 2006-2015. Findings reveal that individuals with TBI are at elevated risk for death by suicide. Particular concern is warranted for those with moderate or severe TBI. We discuss implications for lethal means safety as an intervention.