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Gathering stakeholder perspectives and modeling emotion regulation to predict youth suicidal behavior

2020 Standard Research Grant
Amount Awarded: $100,000
Focus Areas: Psychosocial Studies, Clinical Treatment Studies

Sabrina Darrow, Ph.D.
University of California, San Francisco

Inside the Research

Dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) is an effective treatment to decrease suicidal behaviors. During DBT, patients complete daily diary cards to track behaviors and emotions related to their treatment goals. This information will be combined with medical records and treatment outcome evaluations to determine predictors of youth suicidal behaviors. By gathering input from providers and individuals with lived experience, models that are useful for treatment planning, keeping youth safe, and preventing suicide can be identified.