Neuroplasticity (includes neuroscience)
Limited research has been conducted on the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on mental health and suicide risk, particularly in Veteran populations. Prior pandemics indicate long-lasting effects on mental health and suicide risk. The project presented investigates the critical impact of pandemic related changes in Veterans’ social networks in a national sample of Veterans, and the impact on mental health and suicide risk. Further, modifiable treatment factors are investigated as moderators of this association. The findings will be discussed within the context of neural plasticity.