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Suicide Prevention Public Service Announcements (PSAs): A Randomized Controlled Trial

2017 Distinguished Investigator Grant
Amount Awarded: $124,450
Focus Area: Community Intervention Studies

Jane Pirkis, Ph.D.
University of Melbourne School of Population and Global Health (Australia)

Inside the Research

Question: Can teens develop an effective suicide prevention public service announcement (PSA)?

Strategy: Run a competition for high school students to develop a suicide prevention PSA, develop the PSA, and compare it to a control film about another health issue.

Impact: Improved suicide prevention messaging.