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Intra-individual Assessment of Suicidal Ideation in Complicated Grief: A Proof-of-Concept Study

2015 Pilot Research Grant
Amount Awarded: $29,953
Focus Areas: Psychosocial Studies, Clinical Treatment Studies

Donald Robinaugh, M.A.

Donald Robinaugh, M.A.
Massachusetts General Hospital/Harvard Medical School

Inside the Research

Question: Can treatment help people with complicated grief and suicidal thoughts?

Strategy: As bereaved adults with complicated grief complete a 16-week complicated grief therapy, assess them using experience sampling methods on nine grief symptoms and suicidal thoughts five times per day.

Impact: Reduction of suicidal ideation and behavior for those experiencing complicated grief.