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Suicide Risk & Prevention among Asian American & Pacific Islander Veterans - Research Study Home
Thank you for visiting! If you are visiting this web page, you likely either:
- received an invitation to participate in our study
- were referred to our study
- are interested in helping to understand how to prevent suicide among Asian American and Pacific Islander Veterans.
This site will provide more information and help you decide if participating is right for you. If you have questions please reach out to the Research Coordinator for this study, Christe’An Iglesias, at 720-216-4342*.
*Our team is based out of Denver and is generally available during business hours (Monday-Friday 8:00-4:30 PM Mountain Standard Time); however, please feel free to leave a voicemail (even if outside of those hours) and we will return your call.
Asian American and Pacific Islander individuals represent a key and growing part of today’s Veteran population. Asian American and Pacific Islander Veterans:
- have honorably served our country since the War of 1812
- included 355,671 individuals in 2020
- are expected to increase over time; it is projected that Asian American and Pacific Islander Veterans will represent 5% of the Veteran population by 2048
We also know that Asian American and Pacific Islander Veterans live in many different regions and have diverse experiences and perspectives. However, there is limited information about suicide risk and prevention for Asian American and Pacific Islander Veterans.
Your voice can help fill this gap!
We hope to learn more about Asian American and Pacific Islander Veterans’ experiences and perspectives and how these relate to suicide risk, so that we can better tailor suicide prevention efforts for Asian American and Pacific Islander Veterans. Your participation will help us develop, adapt, and recommend culturally-informed suicide prevention resources and programs.
We strive to learn more about:
- suicide risk and protective factors for Asian American and Pacific Islander Veterans
- how these differ based on other aspects of one’s identity (e.g., gender, region)
- Asian American and Pacific Islander Veterans’ experiences with and preferences for suicide prevention programming
- how to build or adapt effective and culturally-informed suicide prevention programs for Asian American and Pacific Islander Veterans
To do this we will use multiple methods that include:
Secondary Data Analysis
(studying data from other sources)
Most of this research will be directly with Veterans who identify as Asian American and/or Pacific Islander. We’ll also interview people who have experience working with these Veterans, such as healthcare providers, community members, and other researchers.
We are currently recruiting participants.
Thank you for taking the time to learn more about this study. We hope you will consider participating. To learn more, please visit our Study Participation page.
This research study is being conducted by Lindsey Monteith, PhD (Principal Investigator) and her team at the VA Rocky Mountain MIRECC for Suicide Prevention. This study is funded by the VA Office of Mental Health and Suicide Prevention.
If you would like to find out more about the Rocky Mountain MIRECC for Veteran Suicide Prevention, please visit our website.
Study Title: Understanding Suicide Risk and Enhancing Prevention among Asian American and Pacific Islander Veterans (COMIRB #21-4023).
Last Updated 8 December 2022