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Development and Preliminary Testing of a "Papageno" Story Interview Intervention

2022 Young Investigator Grant
Amount Awarded: $90,000
Focus Area: Community Intervention Studies

Jane Harness, D.O.

Jane Harness, D.O.
University of Michigan

Mentor: Cheryl King, Ph.D., University of Michigan

Inside the Research

Filmed interviews of individuals who came close to suicide but found a non-suicide alternative will be created. Such narratives are often described as having a “Papageno” or suicide protective effect. Videos which have high levels of acceptability and stakeholder identification with the interviewee will be put forth for further testing among young adults (ages 18-24) with past-month history of suicidal ideation to determine potential suicide protective effects of the videos.