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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.
University of Washington

Paul Thompson, Ph.D.
Dartmouth College

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.