Mariner Mental Health Research: Study aiming to characterize mental health risks and reduce suicides

Determining ways to prevent mariner suicides can be very challenging because of the nature of suicide and mental illness, and because very little is known about mariner suicide. In order to address the information gap and better characterize the extent and severity of maritime suicide risk, Yale researchers are currently conducting a survey of mariner mental health. The questionnaire includes elements from validated screening tools for depression and anxiety and also asks about demographic and occupational characteristics. The results will provide a fuller picture of the state of mental health in working mariners. Through this research and partnership with the maritime community, mariner mental health risks can be identified and reduced. Mariner advocacy organizations and industry leaders may develop and publicize policies optimizing mariner mental health at work and at home to the extent possible, and the maritime community can lead other industries by way of example.


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  • Accession Number: 01765702
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Feb 4 2021 12:42PM