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Real Time Assessment of Emotion Regulation and Suicidal Ideation among Individuals with First-Episode Psychosis

2021 Young Investigator Grant
Amount Awarded: $88,800
Focus Area: Psychosocial Studies

Heather Wastler, Ph.D.

Heather Wastler, Ph.D.
Ohio State University

Mentor: Craig Bryan, Psy.D.

Inside the Research

Individuals with psychotic disorders are at increased risk for suicide and little is known about the mechanisms that contribute to this risk. Ecological momentary assessment (daily surveys using a smartphone application) will be used to examine emotion regulation as a mechanism for suicidal ideation among individuals with psychosis. This work has the potential to advance efforts to predict the acute onset of suicidal thoughts and develop novel preventative interventions for this high-risk population.