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Profiles of Poly-Victimization and Suicide Risk among Young Adults

2020 Young Investigator Grant
Amount Awarded: $90,000
Focus Area: Psychosocial Studies

Lisa Fedina, Ph.D., MSW
University of Michigan

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

Inside the Research

Experiences with violence and trauma are often contributors to suicidal behavior in young adults. However, a better understanding of the types of trauma young adults experience, how such experiences contribute to overall suicide risk, and to what extent these patterns vary across youths' demographic identities, including race, ethnicity, gender, and sexual orientation, is needed. A national survey with a diverse sample of young adults ages 18 to 24 will be examined to identify protective factors for suicide that promote resilience among young adults, particularly those most at-risk.