UK Studying How Military Suicides Affect Families
LEXINGTON, KY - The University of Kentucky is conducting a study to find out how military suicides affect families and friends.
Researcher Julie Cerel told the Lexington Herald-Leader that the Suicide Bereavement in Military and Their Families study will last two years and is funded with a $677,000 grant.
Cerel said the effort could be one of the first times that a census has been taken of individuals affected by military or veteran suicide. She said researchers will do random phone interviews with veterans and non-veterans. In addition, she says they will interview more than 100 Kentucky families who have had a veteran or active-duty military member commit suicide in the past five years.