Inpatient Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy to Reduce Suicide Risk Post-Discharge
2019 Focus Grant
Amount Awarded: $1,049,024
Focus Area: Clinical Treatment Studies
David Tolin, Ph.D.
Institute of Living/Hartford Hospital
After discharge from the hospital for suicidal behavior, the risk for suicide is increased. Starting Cognitive Behavioral Therapy with components focusing on managing suicidal ideation and behavior may help to reduce suicidal behavior in the six months after hospital discharge, particularly in comparison to treatment as usual. If effective, hospitals will be able to provide improved treatment to people who have attempted suicide.