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Factors that Modify the Relationship Between Adversity and Suicide Attempt in a Brazilian Birth Cohort

2021 Standard Research Grant
Amount Awarded: $98,862
Focus Area: Psychosocial Studies

Ian Colman, Ph.D.

Ian Colman, Ph.D.
University of Ottawa (Canada)

Inside the Research

Although low- and middle-income countries account for much of the global suicide burden, factors linked with suicidal ideation and behavior are understudied in these countries. The aim of this project is to identify factors that increase or reduce the association between adversity and suicidal ideation and behavior by studying a cohort of Brazilians followed since their birth in 1993. This research will help identify potential interventions based on modifiable factors associated with reduction of suicidal ideation and behavior appropriate for a lower-income setting.