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Self-harm Presentations That Encounter the Emergency Department in Youth (the SPEEDY Study): Rapid Risk Stratification to Inform Clinical Management

2022 Young Investigator Grant
Amount Awarded: $90,000
Focus Area: Psychosocial Studies

Rachel HB Mitchell, M.D., M.Sc., FRCPC

Rachel HB Mitchell, M.D., M.Sc., FRCPC
University of Toronto (Canada)

Mentor: Mark Sinyor, M.D., M.Sc., FRPC, University of Toronto (Canada)

Inside the Research

Adolescents who present to the emergency department with self-harm are at high risk of suicide, but it is not known if the method of self-harm impacts risk of future suicide. This study will compare the risk of suicide among youth after they have a first emergency visit for self-harm, according to the method of self-harm. The findings will inform clinical decision-making in emergency rooms and guide the allocation of services to youth most at risk.