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CSTS Scientists authored "Disaster Psychiatry: Disasters, Terrorism and War"

A synthesis of important concepts in an area of long-standing interest and involvement, for a classic international psychiatry textbook. Click here for citation

Annual Report 2016

Available for immediate viewing is the 2016 Center for the Study of Traumatic Stress (CSTS) annual report.

Army STARRS: Vol 1, Iss 16 (UPDATED JUNE 01, 2017)

This document is an ongoing continuous summary of Army STARRS and STARRS-LS publications. Army STARRS (2009-2015) was the largest and most comprehensive research project of mental health among U.S. Army Soldiers ever conducted. The project was designed to examine a broad range of risk and resilience (protective) factors across a complex set of outcomes including suicidal behaviors and associated mental health issues. Army STARRS scientists created a series of large and extensive databases with the potential to achieve groundbreaking results. These databases allow scientists to investigate a diverse combination of factors from demographic, psychological, biological, neurological, behavioral, and social domains with the goal of generating actionable findings for the Army. The project was designed using an adaptive approach which means it evolved as new information became available over the course of the project. The research team shared preliminary findings, as they became available, with senior Army leadership so the Army could apply them to its ongoing health promotion, risk reduction, and suicide prevention efforts. The work is continuing under the STARRS Longitudinal Study (STARRS-LS) which runs from 2015 to 2020.

May 22 Bombing in Manchester, England

In response to the bombing at the Ariana Grande concert in Manchester, England, on Monday, May 22nd, the Center is distributing disaster mental health education fact sheets to support the well-being of responders, families, healthcare providers, and others affected by this event.

Leadership Communication: Anticipating and Responding to Stressful Events

Funerals and Memorials A Part of Recovery

Grief Leadership: Leadership in the Wake of Tragedy

Leadership Stress Management

Managing the Stress of Children After a Disaster

Information for First Responders on Emotional Reactions to Human Bodies in Mass Death

Information for Healthcare Providers in Body Recovery from Mass Death 

Safety, Recovery and Hope after Disaster Helping Communities and Families Recover

The Debriefing Debate



Article - Frequency of Improvised Explosive Devices and Suicide Attempts in the U.S. Army

A recent Military Medicine article highlights the association of improvised explosive device (IED) rates with risk of suicide among soldiers, both those currently deployed as well as those who are not deployed. This article highlights the potential of new weapons to increase stress burden among soldiers, as well as new targets for intervention and improving psychological resilience. For additional details, please review the abstract. 

PubMed: click here