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Mobile Crisis for Suicidal Youth

2020 Young Investigator Grant
Amount Awarded: $89,965
Focus Area: Psychosocial Studies

Matthew Goldman, M.D.

Matthew Goldman, M.D.
San Francisco Department of Public Health

Mentor: Brian Ahmedani, Ph.D., Henry Ford Health System

Inside the Research

Though mobile crisis teams play a key role in suicide prevention, little is known about best practices for mobile crisis suicide prevention activities. A large crisis services clinical database will be analyzed to determine which demographic and socioeconomic factors are associated with referral to different levels of care among youth under age 18 with suicidal symptoms who have utilized a crisis call center or mobile crisis team. This information will advance suicide prevention in crisis services.