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Essentials of Ethical Research with Participants at Risk for Suicide

Design and deploy a robust e-learning curriculum to educate researchers within diverse settings on the topic of suicide risk determination and management. The course improves collective knowledge on how to identify and address suicidal risk encountered during human subjects research.

Strategic Alignment with National Suicide Prevention Goals

CDC Suicide Prevention Strategies

As it is outlined in the CDC's "Preventing Suicide: A Technical Package of Policy, Programs, and Practices," our project is aligned with the following strategies:

    • Strengthen Access and Delivery of Suicide Care

    • Create Protective Environments

    • Promote Connectedness

    • Teach Coping and Problem-Solving Skills

    • Identify and Support People at Risk

    • Lessen Harms and Prevent Future Risk

White House Priorities

As it is outlined in The White House "Fact Sheet: New Strategy Outlines Five Priorities for Reducing Military and Veteran Suicide," our project is aligned with the following priorities:

    • Increasing Access to and Delivery of Effective Care

    • Increasing Research Coordination, Data Sharing, & Evaluation Efforts

Selected References

  1. Linehan et al. Assessing and managing risk with suicidal individuals. Cogn Behav Pract. 2011;19:218–32.
  2. NIMH. Conducting research with participants at elevated risk of suicide: Considerations for researchers. https://www.nimh.nih.gov/funding/clinical-research/conducting-research-with-participants-at-elevated-risk-for-suicideconsiderations-for-researchers.shtml#crises.
  3. Pearson et al. Intervention research with persons at high risk for suicidality: safety and ethical considerations. J Clin Psychiatry. 2001;62(Suppl 25):17–26.
  4. Schatten et al. Monitoring, assessing, and responding to suicide risk in clinical research. J Abnorm Psychol. 2020;129:64–9.
  5. Stevens et al. Core components and strategies for suicide and risk management protocols in mental health research: A scoping review. BMC Psychiatry. 2021;21:13.