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Integrating suicide prevention packages into task-shifted mental health interventions in low-resourced contexts

2020 Young Investigator Grant
Amount Awarded: $90,000
Focus Areas: Clinical Treatment Studies, Community Intervention Studies

Ashley Hagaman, Ph.D., MPH
Yale University

Mentor: Lakshmi Vijayakumar, DPM, Ph.D., Voluntary Health Services Hospital (India)

Inside the Research

Although three-quarters of suicide deaths occur in low and middle-income countries, effective strategies for early identification and prevention of suicide in low-resource, culturally diverse settings are lacking. Development of a package of evidence-based suicide prevention practices which can be integrated into the health system in rural Nepal is urgently needed and will be developed and may ultimately be adapted to be utilized in diverse and disadvantaged settings around the world.