Sara Kintzle

Most veterans return to San Francisco unprepared for civilian life, USC study finds

San Francisco veterans report greater challenges than in other parts of the state
Most service members leaving the military and returning to the San Francisco Bay Area are not prepared for the transition home and have a range of needs that cannot be addressed by a single organization, according to a new University of Southern California report released Tuesday.

“The State of the American Veteran: The San Francisco Veterans Study” is the fourth comprehensive research study of a local military population — and third in California — conducted by the Center for Innovation and Research on Veterans & Military Families at the […]

By |May 9th, 2017|News, Research|0 Comments

CIR director discusses need for suicide research

Carl Castro, associate professor and director of the Center for Innovation and Research on Veterans & Military Families, participated in a suicide prevention podcast from the VA’s Rocky Mountain Mental Illness Research, Education and Clinical Center. In the 30-minute podcast, Castro discussed his work in this field, including a recent journal article outlining when a veteran might be more prone to suicide, a first step in more effective prevention efforts.

In the article, authors Castro and Sara Kintzle, research assistant professor, found that veterans are more likely to take their own lives when they feel they have become a burden to their […]

By |February 23rd, 2017|Audio, News, Research|0 Comments