From Hardship to Hope: A Peer-led Intervention to Reduce Financial Hardship & Suicide Risk
2020 Standard Research Grant
Amount Awarded: $99,998
Focus Areas: Clinical Treatment Studies, Psychosocial Studies
Oscar Jimenez-Solomon, MPH
Research Foundation for Mental Hygiene/New York State Psychiatric Institute
Inside the Research
While there is never one single cause for suicide, financial hardship has been documented as a significant contributor. An intervention which focuses on empowering participants to manage their finances in order to decrease suicidal ideation and behaviors, will be delivered by individuals with lived experience. It will be determined if it is appropriate and usable for individuals experiencing financial hardship. If effective, this intervention would provide a new strategy for fostering hope and reducing participants’ risk for suicide.