The Army Study to Assess Risk and Resilience in Servicemembers (Army STARRS)External Link: Please review our disclaimer. is the largest study of mental health risk and resilience ever conducted among military personnel. The study will run through 2014. However, findings will be reported as they become available, so that the Army may apply them to its ongoing health promotion, risk reduction, and suicide prevention efforts.
The Making of Army STARRS provides detailed information describing the various components of Army STARRS, and how each is being undertaken.
- The Making of Army STARRS: An Overview
- Army STARRS Historical Data Study: Building the Data Enclave
- Army STARRS All Army Study (AAS): In the Field
- Army STARRS New Soldier Study (NSS): The First Days of Service
For More Information:
- View the official Army STARRS web site at http://www.armystarrs.orgExternal Link: Please review our disclaimer.
- The NIMH Director’s Statement on the Tragedy at Fort Hood
- Vodcast Discussion on Trauma
- The Pentagon's Armed with Science interview with Dr. Robert Heinssen, November 18, 2009, Episode 44External Link: Please review our disclaimer. and transcriptExternal Link: Please review our disclaimer.
- Watch a video about Army STARRS from the Soldier’s Media CenterExternal Link: Please review our disclaimer.
- Contact Us: ArmySTARRS@mail.nih.gov
Press releases and updates
March 22, 2011: Early examination of data from the U.S. Army’s Total Army Injury and Health Outcomes Database (TAIHOD) has revealed potential predictors of risk for suicide among soldiers. More <<
July 16, 2009: The National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) has announced that an interdisciplinary team of four research institutions will carry out the largest study of suicide and mental health among military personnel ever undertaken, with $50 million in funding from the U.S. Army. More <<
November 12, 2008: NIMH and the U.S. Army have entered into a memorandum of agreement (MOA) to conduct research that will help the Army reduce the rate of suicides. NIMH Director Thomas R. Insel, M.D., Army Secretary Pete Geren, and Army Chief of Staff Gen. George W. Casey Jr. signed the MOA on October 23, 2008. More <<
Suicide Prevention Resources
24-hour National Suicide Prevention Lifeline:
Veterans can call the Lifeline and press "1" to be routed to the Veterans' Suicide Prevention Hotline
En Espanol: 1-888-628-9454
External Link: Please review our disclaimer.
Military OneSource: 1-800-342-9647
24-hour resource for military personnel and their families on a variety of topics including health, legal and family concerns
Science News about Suicide Prevention
Featured Publications about Suicide Prevention
Suicide in America: Frequently Asked Questions
A brief overview of the statistics on depression and suicide with information on depression treatments and suicide prevention En Español
Suicide: A Major, Preventable Mental Health Problem
Facts about suicide and suicide prevention among teens and young adults.
Suicide in the U.S.: Statistics and Prevention
A fact sheet of statistics on suicide with information on treatments and suicide prevention.