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Preventing Suicide among Bereaved Adolescents: Feasibility and Acceptability of LEAD-BA

2018 Young Investigator Grant
Amount Awarded: $84,996
Focus Areas: Clinical Treatment Studies, Loss Survivor Studies

Ryan Hill, Ph.D.
Baylor College of Medicine

Mentor: Cheryl King, Ph.D., University of Michigan

Inside the Research

Question: Will Learn, Explore, Assess Your Options, and Do for Bereaved Adolescents (LEAD-BA) reduce suicidal ideation?

Strategy: Learn, Explore, Assess Your Options, and Do for Bereaved Adolescents (LEAD-BA) will be tested with an open-trial design of 50 adolescents, ages 12-17 years, recruited from the Baylor College of Medicine/Texas Children’s Hospital Trauma and Grief (TAG) Center. Bereaved adolescents who endorse having suicidal ideation during their clinical assessment will be invited to participate and will complete a pre-treatment assessment, receive the LEAD-BA intervention across two weekly sessions, and complete post-treatment and two- and four- week follow-up assessments.

Impact: An intervention to reduce suicidal ideation among bereaved adolescents.