Pain-Based Catastrophic Thinking and Suicidality: A Cognitive-Interpersonal Examination
2019 Standard Research Grant
Amount Awarded: $99,990
Focus Areas: Psychosocial Studies, Community Intervention Studies
Golan Shahar, Ph.D.
Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (Israel)
Chronic pain is one of many potential contributors to suicidal ideation and behavior. It is not clear if risk is related to the pain itself, how the pain is perceived, or factors such as lack of social support and feeling like a burden. Measuring how people feel, think, and experience their pain and their social support over time may provide information about the relationship between chronic pain and suicide.