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Assessment of Suicide and Self-Injury to Enhance School Safety

2017 Linked Standard Research Grant
Amount Awarded: $187,025
Focus Area: Community Intervention Studies

Aaron Lyon, Ph.D.

Aaron Lyon, Ph.D.
University of Washington

Paul Thompson, Ph.D.

Paul Thompson, Ph.D.
Dartmouth College

Molly Adrian, Ph.D.

Molly Adrian, Ph.D.
University of Washington

Inside the Research

Question: Can student-generated social media be used to detect and monitor suicide risk?

Strategy: Use machine learning to analyze social media data from 300 students to develop and test algorithms to identify teens at risk in a school setting.

Impact: Improved identification of adolescents at risk for suicide.