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Randomized Controlled Trial of a Strategic Disclosure Intervention for Suicide Attempt Survivors

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

Lindsay Sheehan, Ph.D.

Lindsay Sheehan, Ph.D.
Illinois Institute of Technology

Mentor: Julie Cerel, Ph.D., University of Kentucky

Inside the Research

The disclosure of suicidal thoughts and behaviors can lead to increased support and opportunities for self-reflection, which are important for preventing suicide. However, those who talk about their suicidal thoughts and behaviors sometimes face negative responses from the people they tell. The 2Share Program, which offers a peer-led intervention focusing on disclosure among those who survived a suicide attempt, will be studied. Improvements in social outcomes and disclosure behaviors, as well as reductions in suicidal thoughts and behaviors, depression, and stigma are the studied outcomes.