A Mixed-method Study of Fluctuations in Suicide Risk and Resilience in Native American Young Adults
2022 Pilot Research Grant
Amount Awarded: $30,000
Focus Area: Psychosocial Studies
Andrea Wiglesworth, B.S.
University of Minnesota
Inside the Research
We know very little about how suicidal ideation and behavior change over time for Native American young people, who are at heightened risk. This study will use quantitative and qualitative approaches to examine whether certain traits, like impulsivity, and week-by-week experiences, like life stress, impact Native American young people’s thoughts of suicide over time. Additionally, the hope is to discover ways in which Native American young people garner protective factors, like social or cultural connectedness, to diminish suicide risk.