To the Editor The article of Ursano and colleagues1 is interesting and informative. The authors examined suicide attempt risk factors, methods, and timing among soldiers currently deployed, previously deployed, and never deployed at the time the study was conducted. Ursano et al1 concluded that identifying the timing and risk factors for suicide attempt in soldiers requires consideration of environmental context, individual characteristics, and mental health.
Ruan X, Chiravuri S, Kaye AD. Suicide Attempts Among US Army Soldiers. JAMA Psychiatry. Published online November 23, 2016. doi:10.1001/jamapsychiatry.2016.2280