Army Study to Assess Risk and Resilience in Servicemembers (Army STARRS): A Partnership Between NIMH and the U.S. Army
The Army Study to Assess Risk and Resilience in Servicemembers (Army STARRS) 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.
More information about Army STARRS is available on the official Army STARRS web site.
The Making of Army STARRS provides detailed information describing the various components of Army STARRS, and how each is being undertaken.
For More Information:
- View the official Army STARRS web site at http://www.armystarrs.org
- The Pentagon's Armed with Science interview with Dr. Robert Heinssen, November 18, 2009, Episode 44 and transcript
- 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 <<