Evaluation of Suicide Risk, Opioid, and Pain Screening Protocols in West Virginia Primary Care
2019 Young Investigator Grant
Amount Awarded: $89,276
Focus Area: Psychosocial Studies
Mary LeCloux, Ph.D.
West Virginia University
Mentor: John Campo, MD
Most people visit their primary care physician at least once a year. This provides an opportunity to screen for suicide risk. The first step is to determine the best screening tool for suicidal ideation and behavior. The next step is to determine the added value of assessing for pain, opioid misuse, and other factors. Identifying individuals at risk is a first step in preventing suicide.