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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.

David Tolin, Ph.D.
Institute of Living/Hartford Hospital

Grant Information

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.