The primary risk to you is the potential for you to feel discomfort, anxiety, embarrassment, or stress with some of the questions in the assessments. You will have the option to skip questions if you do not feel comfortable answering them. You have the right to withdraw from the study at any time with no penalty or loss of military benefit to which you are entitled.
If you experience distress at any time while completing the surveys, you can contact the study team via telephone at 301-295-1951. We are available during normal business hours (0800-1700 Eastern time), but if we miss your call, we will do our best to get back to you within 24 hours. If your need is urgent, please contact the Military Crisis Line by calling 1-800-273-8255 and pressing 1, or by texting 838255. In the event of an emergency, call 9-1-1 or your location’s appropriate number for emergency services. The contact information for the study team, and for the Military Crisis Line are available on our website.