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Suicide after Leaving the UK Armed Forces —A Cohort Study

  • Navneet Kapur mail,

    To whom correspondence should be addressed. E-mail: nav.kapur@manchester.ac.uk

    Affiliation: Centre for Suicide Prevention, University of Manchester, Manchester, United Kingdom

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  • David While,

    Affiliation: Centre for Suicide Prevention, University of Manchester, Manchester, United Kingdom

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  • Nick Blatchley,

    Affiliation: Defence Analytical Services and Advice (Ministry of Defence), Bath, United Kingdom

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  • Isabelle Bray,

    Affiliation: Defence Analytical Services and Advice (Ministry of Defence), Bath, United Kingdom

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  • Kate Harrison

    Affiliation: Defence Analytical Services and Advice (Ministry of Defence), Bath, United Kingdom

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  • Published: March 03, 2009
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pmed.1000026

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Media Coverage of this paper

Posted by plosmedicine on 31 Mar 2009 at 00:35 GMT

Author: Andrew Hyde
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Submitted Date: March 11, 2009
Published Date: March 11, 2009
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National and international coverage:

ITN News at Ten (“Armed Forces Suicide Risk”) on Monday 2nd February: the video piece including an interview with Nav Kapur is still available.

BBC News (‘Veterans at higher suicide risk”)

The Times (“Suicide Risk for Young British Servicemen”)

The Telegraph (“Young soldiers who leave the army are up to three times more likely to commit suicide)

Sky News (“Suicide Risk Rises for Young ex-Soldiers”)

Metro (“Young Veterans at ‘high risk’ of suicide’)

Nursing Times (Former Servicemen at greater risk of suicide)

Reuters

United Press International

Times of India (“Young ex-Servicemen more suicidal”)

ABC, United States (“Study Reveals UK veterans Suicide Risk”)

El Mundo, Spain

ABC, Spain

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