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SeRV Study

Welcome to Suicide Prevention for Recent Veterans (SeRV)!  

Serv logo The purpose of this research is to fill critical evidence gaps so that the VA can better support post-9/11 Veterans after a sudden loss due to suicide or for some other reason, such as combat, a car crash or something else. There is not a lot of research on this important topic.

We are inviting post 9/11 Veterans who separated from the military within the past five years to participate in SeRV.
We recognize that the population of post-9/11 Veterans is diverse but the number of Veterans in some groups, such as woman and Native American and Indigenous Veterans, is small. We need Veterans from every group to participate so that the findings pertain to all post-9/11 Veterans!  Your voice and experience matter!

What does participation involve?
  • The first step is a brief survey that takes approximately 5 minutes to complete. Participants can complete this survey online, on paper, or over the phone.  
  • Veterans who complete the first survey, will have the choice to complete a longer (less than one hour) online survey that asks about their health and the supports they have received. 
    • People who complete the longer survey will select a thank you gift. Click here to see options. 
  • We will invite 32 post-9/11 Veterans who complete this longer survey to also participate in an interview. Participants will be paid for their time if they participate in the interview.

When the study is complete, we will post our findings on this website so that Veterans and the public know what we learned.

Call (1-877-762-3999) or email if you have questions or want to learn more about SeRV.
Click here for information about the study Principal Investigator.

Thank you for your service!

This study is funded by the US Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Health Services Research and Development (HSR&D).
SDR 21-046 – HSR&D Study (