Essentials of Ethical Research with Participants at Risk for Suicide
Our project aims to 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
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
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- 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.
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- Schatten et al. Monitoring, assessing, and responding to suicide risk in clinical research. J Abnorm Psychol. 2020;129:64–9.
- 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.