Bottom Line: A randomized clinical trial of about 650 U.S. Army soldiers and Marines showed inconsistent results for a suicide prevention intervention that supplemented standard care with caring text messages to reduce suicidal thoughts and behaviors. Two accompanying editorials discuss the inexpensive intervention and potential reasons that could help to explain the uncertain results in a military population.
Authors: Amanda H. Kerbrat, M.S.W., University of Washington, Seattle, and coauthors
(doi:10.1001/ jamapsychiatry.2018.4530 )
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