DefenseImagery.milResearchers from the National Center for Veterans Studies at the University of Utah found that soldiers who suffer more than one mild traumatic brain injury (TBI) face a significantly higher risk of suicide, and that the risk for suicidal behaviors and thoughts increased not only in the short term, but during the soldier’s entire life.  Study co-author Dr. Craig J. Bryan states, “up to now, no one has been able to say if multiple TBIs, which are common among combat veterans, are associated with higher suicide risk or not” noting that “this study suggests they are.”

This research highlights the importance of screening for TBI’s by healthcare providers in North Carolina who treat servicemembers and veterans. To read more, click here.