Enhancing the Role of Peer Specialists in Suicide Prevention
2020 Distinguished Investigator Grant
Amount Awarded: $125,000
Focus Area: Clinical Treatment Studies
Barbara Stanley, Ph.D.
Inside the Research
The Safety Planning Intervention (SPI) is an evidence-based intervention shown to prevent suicidal crises. Typically, clinicians and individuals work together to develop a safety-plan. This is a first step towards incorporating peer-specialists in suicide prevention interventions. Specialized training will be provided to peer-specialists, and researchers will assess their comfort and/or distress in delivering SPI and evaluate the feasibility and acceptability of peer-led SPI.